The Edifice Complex

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THE EDIFICE COMPLEX
by Deyan Sudjic
published by Penguin Books

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Why do presidents and prime ministers, tycoons and tyrants share such a fascination with grand designs? Is it to impress or terrify, to wield state power, make a bid for immortality or just satisfy their egos?

From Hitler's vast Chancellery to Saddam Hussein's Mother of all Battles mosque, from Olympic stadiums to Donald Trump's excesses, Deyan Sudjic examines the murky relationship between buildings, money and politics, revealing the power of architecture - and the architecture of power.

- paperback: 464 pages
- product dimensions: 180 x 111 mm
- ISBN: 9780241952771