Adrian Tinniswood

Visions of Power

Architecture and Ambition from Ancient Rome to Modern Paris

Mitchell Beazley/Stewart Tabori & Chan (1998), 192pp.

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Visions of Power investigates the links between people, power and architecture by examining how key political leaders in history have expressed their personalities through building.

In an historical and global survey which begins with the ancient Egyptians and ends with Mitterand’s Paris, and travels from the Taj Mahal and Angkhor Wat to Washington and Jefferson’s Monticello, the book provides an account of the men and women who produced the greatest buildings the world has ever seen.

 

Visions of Power