Why We Build

Why We Build

Rowan Moore

Buildings are driven by human emotions and desires: hope, power, money, sex, and the idea of home.

Buildings are driven by human emotions and desires; hope, power, money, sex, the idea of home.

In Why We Build Rowan 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, through works of folly, beauty, spectacle, and subtlety, Moore gives a provocative and iconoclastic view of what makes architecture, why it matters, and why we find it fascinating. You will never look at a building in the same way again.

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ISBN: 9780330535823
Publication date: 25.04.2013
Number of pages: 432
Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

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ISBN: 9781447204503
Publication date: 30.08.2012

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ISBN: 9780330535571
Publication date: 30.08.2012
Number of pages: 432
Dimensions: 234mm x 153mm

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