Bricks Mortals review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB

characters È eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Tom Wilkinson

Standing architecture helps us to understand our lives and our worldIn this book ten buildings from across the globe tell stories of architecture from the beginning of civilization to the present day From the remains of the Tower of Babel to the Summer Palace in Beijing built and destroyed by Europeans to the Ford car plant where the production line was born Tom Wilkinson unpicks these structures to reveal the lives of the people who built and used them Architecture has always had a p. I received this book for free from Goodreads First ReadsI received Bricks and Mortals as a Goodreads giveaway and I was impressed with how much information is packed into this book This is not a book I would have normally picked up for leisurely reading but I really enjoyed learning about how building styles are linked together and the history behind how this came to be I think I was hooked early on by the opening chapter discussing the Tower of Babel and I also was also intrigued by the Garden of Perfect Brightness in Beijing Other building focused on in this book are Nero's Golden House Djinguereber Mosue Palazzo Rucellai the Festival Theater E1027 Highland Park Car Factory the Finsbury Health Center and the Footbridge in Rio de JaneiroThe biggest difficulty I had with this book is it was not completely finished With most books receiving an Advanced Reader Copy is really not an issue however with this book many and I mean many of the images had not been added When I am reading a book on buildings I would like to have those images so I do not have to turn around and look up each one of these buildings so I can see what the author is trying to explain to me The pictures which were included in this book were low resolution so this also did not help much to assist my ability to get the full image of what I was reading about I would like to see a finished version of this book when it comes out and I am hoping they will include color images to really accent the great information included in the book

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Bricks MortalsOwerful and intimate relationship with society and the lives of those who build and live with it It has often been used to try and improve society But can architecture change our lives for the betterThe buildings are the Tower of Babel Babylon; Nero’s Golden House Rome; Djinguereber Mosue Timbuktu; Palazzo Rucellai Florence; the Garden of Perfect Brightness Beijing; the Festival Theatre Beyreuth; E1027 Cap Martin; Highland Park Ford Plant Detroit; and the Finsbury Health Centre Lond. You know how sometimes the London Review of Books will say something wears its learning lightly This ponderous meandering set of essays in which Wilkinson considers iconic buildings from Nero's Golden House to the Bayreuth Festival Hall and the ways their context design and subseuent uses shaped people is the antithesis of that feeling

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Bricks Mortals review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ü A brilliant exploration of architecture through ten of the world’s great buildingsWe don’t just look at buildings their facades beautiful or ugly conceal the spaces where we live We are born work love and die in architecture We buy and sell it rent and suat it create and destroy it AlA brilliant exploration of architecture through ten of the world’s great buildingsWe don’t just look at buildings their facades beautiful or ugly conceal the spaces where we live We are born work love and die in architecture We buy and sell it rent and suat it create and destroy it All of these aspects of buildings economic erotic political and psychological are crucial if we are to understand architecture properly And because architecture molds us just as much as we mold it under. Couldn't wait for this obnoxious book to end I tend to get bored uickly by theory especially when it feels like an author has started with theory and is cherry picking or bending the truth to match his or her ideas Wilkinson is so guilty of this as when after dismissing the miasma theory of Victorian medicine and its modern sick building counterpart as the dead end it is he then reverses course to suggest that Legionnaires disease contradicts this dismissal Why Well because Wilkinson hates capitalism and modern hospitals are a product of capitalism so he takes pot shots whenever he can This book was almost entirely intellectual masturbation full of tortuous sentences and pretentious language Wow I really hated it Just realizing that now It blew