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Visions of Power: Architecture and Ambition from Ancient Times to the Present
     

Visions of Power: Architecture and Ambition from Ancient Times to the Present

by Adrian Tinniswood
 
What links Kublai Khan and Catherine the Great, the Renaissance popes and Fascist dictators? Apart from their predilictions for power, the answer is that they all understood how public architecture could be a tremendously effective personal statement.
In this absorbing and revealing book, Adrian Tinniswood explores a wide range of spectacular creations -- from

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What links Kublai Khan and Catherine the Great, the Renaissance popes and Fascist dictators? Apart from their predilictions for power, the answer is that they all understood how public architecture could be a tremendously effective personal statement.
In this absorbing and revealing book, Adrian Tinniswood explores a wide range of spectacular creations -- from the temples of Egyptian pharaohs to today's high-tech headquarters, providing an accessible, informative, and highly entertaining account of some of the greatest buildings the world has ever seen and the colorful figures who created them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556706509
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.35(h) x 0.85(d)

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