Architecture, Power and National Identity
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By (author) Lawrence J. Vale
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Architecture, Power and National Identity by Lawrence J. Vale
Book DescriptionThe first edition of Architecture, Power, and National Identity, published in 1992, has become a classic, winning the prestigious Spiro Kostof award for the best book in architecture and urbanism. Lawrence Vale fully has fully updated the book, which focuses on the relationship between the design of national capitals across the world and the formation of national identity in modernity. Tied to this, it explains the role that architecture and planning play in the forceful assertion of state power. The book is truly international in scope, looking at capital cities in the United States, India, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Bangladesh, and Papua New Guinea.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415955157
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Looking through the lenses of culture and politics, this book reveals the intersecting relationship between the design of international capitals and the prominent roles they play in the assertion of national identity.
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Author Biography - Lawrence J. Vale
Lawrence Vale is the Head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. He has published six previous books, including the first edition of Architecture, Power, and National Identity, which received the Spiro Kostof Award from the Society of Architectural Historians.
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