Modern Architecture and Design: An Alternative History
British architect and planner Bill Risebero recreates 200 years of modern architecture and design against a backdrop of class dominance over rising industrialism. The lively and opinionated text and more than 1,000 captioned drawings by the author provide a refreshing reinterpretation of architectural developments in the modern period.
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The philosophy of right
How we live and how we might live
The will to power
The light that failed
The state and revolution
Brave new world
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