Lost Buildings examines buildings that have vanished or demolished from our collective memory. The author, Jonathan Glancey, is an acclaimed critic and architecture writer. He looks at legendary buildings that no longer exist, buildings from literature, myth and children’s stories as well as those fantastic, visionary designs that were never built.
The contents have been divided into 9 chapters: Lost in Myth, Lost in Peace, Lost in War, Lost too Soon, Acts of God, Political Losses, Lost in Dreams, Self-Destruction, and Left on the Drawing Board. For example, the Lost in Myth chapter takes a look at ancient wonders and mythical buildings; the Lost too Soon chapter showcases short-lived post-1900 buildings, and the Political Losses chapter discusses the devastation by shortsighted politics.
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