Have you ever wished that you could have seen King Solomon's mighty Temple in Jerusalem or climbed to the top of the Tower of Babel? This book gives an invitation to visit buildings long vanished or those demolished within living history, some by dim politicians, others by war or "acts of God".
"Always informative, unashamedly partisan and often enjoyably tart." - Sunday Telegraph (UK) "Highly readable... Glancey, without doubt one of the finest architectural writers in contemporary Britain, outlines with enviable clarity the theories and realities which have shaped the world we live in today" - Scotland on Sunday
Jonathan Glancey is Architecture and Design Editor of the Guardian. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television. His previous publications include Carlton's Modern Architecture, The Car and The Train, and Spitfire (Atlantic). He lives in Hadleigh, Suffolk.
Introduction; 1: Legendary Buildings'; 2: Lost in Peace; 3: Lost in War; 4: Acts of God; 5: Political Dreams and Nightmares; 6: Fictional Buildings; 7: Self-Destructing Buildings; 8: Architectural Fantasies; Index.