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Bricks and Mortals: Ten Great Buildings And The People They Made

Author: Wilkinson, Tom

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


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Bricks and Mortals: Ten Great Buildings And The People They Made : <p>We don't just look at buildings: their facades, beautiful or ugly, conceal the spaces we inhabit. We are born, work, love and die in architecture. We buy and sell it, rent it and squat in it, create and destroy it. These aspects of buildings--economic, erotic, political and psychological--are crucial if we are to understand architecture properly. And because architecture molds us just as much as we mold it, understanding architecture helps us to understand our lives and our world. Through ten great buildings across the world, Tom Wilkinson reveals the powerful and intimate relationship between society and architecture and asks: can architecture change our lives for the better?</p><p> The ten buildings featured in <i>Bricks & Mortals</i> are: The Tower of Babel, Babylon (c. 650 BC), The Golden House, Rome (AD 64-68), Djinguereber Mosque, Timbuktu (1327), Palazzo Rucellai, Florence (1450), The Garden of Perfect Brightness, Beijing (1709-1860), Festival Theatre, Bayreuth, Germany (1876), Highland Park Car Factory, Detroit (1909-1910), E.1027, Cap Martin (1926-29), Finsbury Health Centre, London (1938), Footbridge, Rio de Janeiro, London (2010)</p>

Category   Subject
Architecture   Criticism

ISBN 13:9781408843673
ISBN 10:1408843676
Size:7.84" l x 5.08" w x 0.91" h
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