Allen Lane

The Edifice Complex

How the Rich and Powerful Shape the World

Deyan Sudjic

The relationship between architecture, power, money and politics in the twentieth century.

An exploration of the intimate and inextricable relationship between architecture, power, money and politics in the twentieth century. How and why have presidents, prime ministers, mayors, millionaires and bishops come to share such a fascination with architecture? From Blair to Mitterrand, from Hitler to Stalin and Saddam Hussein, architecture has become an end in itself, as well as a means to an end. This is a book of genuine timeliness, throwing new light on the aspirations and the motivations of the rich and powerful across the world - and on the political nature of contemporary culture.

Deyan Sudjic was born in London of Yugoslav parents. He divides his time between London, where he is architecture critic for the Observer and a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art, and Milan, where for many years he edited Domus, the international magazine of art, architecture and design. He was Director of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2002 and is author of the much-praised 100-Miles City, the bestselling Architecture Pack, and monographs on John Pawson, Ron Arad and Richard Rogers.

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Pub Date: June, 2005
ISBN: 0713997621
Price: £20.00
Format: 153 x 234 mm
Extent: 256pp
Territory: UK & Commonwealth incl. Canada
US rights: Penguin Group US
Translation Rights: Penguin UK
Film Rights: Janklow and Nesbit (UK) Ltd
Serial Rights: Penguin UK

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