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Why We Build

Rowan Moore

In Why We Build Rowan Moore explores the making of buildings from conception to inhabitation, and reveals the paradoxical power of architecture: it looks fixed and solid, but is always changing in response to the lives around it.

Moving across the globe and through history, through works of folly, beauty, spectacle, and subtlety – the doomed mansion of an Atlanta multimillionaire, the phenomenally successful High Line in New York – Moore gives a provocative and iconoclastic view of what makes architecture, why it matters, and why we find it fascinating.

You will never look at a building in the same way again.

Genre: Non-Fiction
ISBN: 978033053582301
Published: 24/04/2013

Rowan Moore

Rowan Moore

Rowan Moore is the architecture critic for the Observer and previously for the Evening Standard. He is also a trained architect, and between 2002 and 2008 was the Director of the Architecture Foundation.

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