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Published: 20 April 2017

352 Pages


ISBN: 9780190464189

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The Icon Project

Architecture, Cities, and Capitalist Globalization

Leslie Sklair

  • Argues that the almost exclusive focus of the media on iconic architecture and starchitects presents a misleading account of the industry
  • Posits that iconic architecture at the city, national, and global scales is part of an ideological and cultural strategy
  • Draws on a series of formal interviews with practicing architects and people working in and around architecture from all over the world
  • Features the first attempt to establish empirically the structure of the architecture industry worldwide in the 21st century, using industry sources of data

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