Architecture and Democracy
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Architecture and Democracy by Deyan Sudjic
Book DescriptionThis book looks at the fascinating history of the architecture of democratic buildings, from the earliest Classical models of the Ancient World up to the newest parliaments being built today. Divided into two sections, the first section looks at the historical tradition of parliamentary architecture, from Classical Greece onwards, showing how the classical style came to exemplify the ideal form for democratic buildings well into the 19th century. During the 19th century, with the rise of nationalism, states began to search for more varied styles that reflected their particular national identity. The section ends with a look at the Modernist responses to this architectural challenge, as shown by Niemeyer's designs for Brasilia, Le Corbusier's for Chandigarh, Louis Kahn's for Dacca and, most recently, Norman Foster's renovation of the Reichstag in Berlin. The second section of the book focuses on current parliamentary buildings in the UK: the Welsh Assembly designed by Richard Rogers and in particular, the extraordinary Scottish Parliament designed by the Spanish architect Enric Miralles, which is currently under construction. This project is covered in detail, looking at the Scottis
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781856692670
(280mm x 240mm x mm)
Imprint: Laurence King Publishing
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Deyan Sudjic
Deyan Sudjic established Blueprint magazine in 1983. Since handing over its editorship in 1994 he has continued to work as a critic, curator, journalist and writer and is now editor of the Italian magazine, Domus, Helen Jones is a freelance writer and journalist.
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