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    Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture (Paperback) By (author) Rowan Moore

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    DescriptionWe are living in one of the most dramatic periods in modern architectural history: a time when cityscapes are being redrawn on a yearly basis, architects are testing the very idea of what a building is, and whole cities are invented overnight. In this bold and wide- ranging new work, Rowan Moore--former director of the Architecture Foundation, now a leading architecture critic--explores the reasons behind these changes in our built environment, and how they change the way we live in the world.Provocative and personal, iconoclastic and transforming, Why We Build is that rarest of things: a book about architecture that is also, on every page, a book about people--those chosen few who design buildings, and the rest of us, who use them every day.

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    Why We Build
    Power and Desire in Architecture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rowan Moore
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 494 g
    ISBN 13: 9780062277565
    ISBN 10: 0062277561

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
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    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    BIC subject category V2: AMVD
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
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    Libri: I-AR
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070, ARC005000, ARC001000, ARC005080, ARC010000
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Harper Design
    Imprint name
    Harper Design
    Publication date
    02 September 2014
    Review quote
    "[A] lively, wide-ranging and thought-provoking new book . . . . Devastatingly funny if deeply disturbing. . . . No other newspaper architecture critic [is] as sharp an assessor of the built environment as Moore."--"New York Review of Books"