Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture

Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture

Rowan Moore


We live in a single of the main dramatic sessions in sleek architectural heritage: a time whilst cityscapes are being redrawn on a every year foundation, architects are checking out the very notion of what a development is, and full towns are invented in a single day. during this daring and extensive- ranging new paintings, Rowan Moore—former director of the structure starting place, now a number one structure critic—explores the explanations at the back of those adjustments in our outfitted atmosphere, and the way they modify the best way we are living within the world.

Provocative and private, iconoclastic and remodeling, Why We Build is that rarest of items: a booklet approximately structure that also is, on each web page, a ebook approximately people—those selected few who layout structures, and the remainder of us, who use them each day.

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