The Edifice Complex: The Architecture of Power
- The Edifice Complex explores the intimate and inextricable relationship between power, money and architecture in the twentieth century
- How and why have presidents, prime ministers, mayors, millionaires and bishops come to share such a fascination with grand designs?
- From Blair to Mitterrand, from Hitler to Stalin to Saddam Hussein, architecture has become an end in itself, as well as a means to an end
- This is a book of genuine timeliness, throwing new light on the motivations of the rich and powerful around the world - and on the ways they seek to affect us