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  • Deyan Sudjic
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  • 10 July 2017
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The Edifice Complex: The architecture of powerDeyan Sudjic s The Edifice Complex The Architecture of Power is a fascinating exploration of the language of architecture as an insight into the psychology of power, from tyrants to billionairesWhy 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 egosFrom 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 powerA thrilling and passionately indignant trawl through vanity s most polluted depths The Times An often frightening, sometimes hilarious set of stories of brutality, absurdity and occasionally beauty Evening Standar Punchily written deftly amusing a closely argued, brilliantly marshalled, important book Daily Mail Informed, lively and intelligent an asylum of power mad politicians and Croesus rich patrons New Statesman By turns funny, acidic, penetrating and provocative as compelling a read as a popular novel Norman Foster Director of the Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic was born in London of Yugoslav parents He is a former architecture critic for the Observer, and a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art Sudjic was Director of the Venice Architecture Biennale inand is author of The Edifice Complex, the much praisedMiles City, the best selling Architecture Pack, The Language of Things and monographs on John Pawson, Ron Arad and Richard Rogers

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