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Why We Build

Publisher: Picador 2012 Author: Rowan Moore ISBN: 9780330535571 Format: Hardback, 422pp, 162mm x 241mm x 35.5mm 

In Why We Build, architecture critic Rowan Moore shows how buildings are driven by human emotions and desires – such as hope, power, money, sex, and the idea of home – and how architecture shapes the human experience.

Moore explores the making of buildings from conception to inhabitation, and reveals the paradoxical power of architecture: it looks fixed and solid, but is always changing in response to the lives around it.

Moving across the globe and through history, Why We Build provides a provocative and iconoclastic view of what makes architecture, why it matters, and why we find it fascinating.

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