By Tom Wilkinson
In this booklet, ten structures from around the globe inform tales of structure from the start of civilization to the current day. From the is still of the Tower of Babel to the summer season Palace in Beijing, outfitted and destroyed by way of Europeans, to the Ford motor vehicle plant the place the creation line was once born, Tom Wilkinson unpicks those constructions to bare the lives of the folks who outfitted and used them. structure has regularly had a robust and intimate courting with society and the lives of these who construct and stay with it. It has usually been used to aim and increase society. yet can structure switch our lives for the better?
The structures are: the Tower of Babel, Babylon; Nero's Golden condominium, Rome; Djinguereber Mosque, Timbuktu; Palazzo Rucellai, Florence; the backyard of ideal Brightness, Beijing; the competition Theatre, Beyreuth; E.1027, Cap Martin; Highland Park Ford Plant, Detroit; and the Finsbury overall healthiness Centre, London.