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Title
Architecture, power, and national identity Architecture, power, and national identity
Type
Text
Subject
Capitols.
Architecture--Political aspects.
Architecture and society.
Geschichte 1800-1992
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
maps
plans
Classification
LCC: NA4195 .V35 2008 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 725/.11 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2007032656
Summary
"This new, expanded edition of Architecture, Power, and National Identity examines how architecture and urban design have been manipulated in the service of politics. Focusing on the design of parliamentary complexes in capital cities across the world, it shows how these places reveal the struggles for power and identity in multicultural nation-states. Building on the prize-winning first edition, Yale updates the text and illustrations to account for recent sociopolitical changes, includes discussion of several newly built places, and assesses the enhanced concerns for security that have preoccupied regimes in politically volatile countries. The book is truly global in scope, looking at capital cities in North America and Europe, as well as in India, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Tanzania, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. Ultimately, Yale presents an engaging, incisive combination of history, politics, and architecture to chart the evolution of state power and national identity, updated for the twenty-first century. Lawrence Vale is the Head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT"--BOOK JACKET.
Table Of Contents
Preface to 2nd Edition Preface to 1st Edition Part 1: The Locus of Political Power 1. Capital and Capitol: An Introduction 2. National Identity and the Capitol Complex 3. Early Designed Capitals: For Union, for Imperialism, for Independence 4. Designed Capitals after World War Two: Chandigarh and Brasilia 5. Designed Capitals since 1960 Part 2: Four Postcolonial Capitol Complexes in Search of National Identity 6. Papua New Guinea's Concrete Haus Tambaran 7. Sri Lanka's Island Parliament 8. Precast Arabism for Kuwait 9. The Acropolis of Bangladesh 10. Designing Power and Identity Notes.
Authorized Access Point
Vale, Lawrence J., 1959- Architecture, power, and national identity