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Bricks & Mortals: Ten Great Buildings and the People They Made

by Tom Wilkinson
Bloomsbury Press, July 2014   ISBN: 978-162040629-8
Price: $30.00

"We don’t just look at buildings: their facades, beautiful or ugly, conceal the spaces where we live. We are born, work, love, and die in architecture. We buy and sell it, rent and squat it, create and destroy it. All of these aspects of buildings—economic, erotic, political, and psychological—are crucial if we are to understand architecture properly. And because architecture molds us just as much as we mold it, understanding architecture helps us to understand our lives and our world...In this book, ten buildings from across the globe tell stories of architecture from the beginning of civilization to the present day...Tom Wilkinson unpicks these structures to reveal the lives of the people who built and used them."--publisher description

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