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.
About the author
Deyan Sudjic is the director of the Design Museum. He was born in London, and studied architecture in Edinburgh. He has worked as a critic for the Observer and the Sunday Times, as the editor of Domus in Milan, as the director of the Venice Architecture Biennale, and as a curator in Glasgow, Istanbul and Copenhagen. He is the author of The Language of Things and The Edifice Complex.
111 x 181 mm