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SECRET LIVES OF BUILDINGS : FROM THE RUI

By: EDWARD HOLLIS

Price: $8.50

Publisher: ST. MARTINS PRESS/TOR BOOKS:

Seller ID: IM78684

ISBN: 0312655363

Condition: VERY GOOD CONDITION


Few man-made things seem as stable, as immutable, as a building. Yet the life of any structure is neither fixed nor timeless. Buildings are forced to adapt to each succeeding age. The Parthenon, that epitome of a ruined temple, was for centuries a working church and then a mosque; the cathedral of Notre Dame was "restored" to a design that none of its original makers would have recognized; remains of the Berlin Wall, once gleefully smashed, have become precious relics. Here Edward Hollis recounts the most enthralling of these metamorphoses and shows how buildings have come to embody the histor... View more info