Visions of power: ambition and architecture from ancient times to the present
-- From the Ancient Egyptian temples to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Visions of Power explores the relationship between people, power, and architecture by examining how key political leaders have expressed their personalities and visions through buildings.
-- 250 full-color illustrations show the buildings aas they appeared in contemporary prints and paintings and as now, including some fantastic renderings that were never constructed.
-- Here is an exciting new way of studying architecture that shows how a public building can make a tremendously effective personal statement.
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