Twenty-first century architecture began tragically with the fall of the Twin Towers and staggered through a real estate boom and bust. Along the way the world's tallest building was constructed in Dubai and green architecture went mainstream. Critic Blair Kamin takes note of it all and in our free e-book for September, Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age conveys the sublime and the substandard, the spectacular and the mere spectacle.
"Kamin, the Pulitzer Prize–winning architecture critic for theChicago Tribune , has constructed an elegant and thought-provoking book out of 51 of his timely yet timeless columns.… Crisp and colorful, expert and witty, Kamin's involving essays address the complexities of architecture and how the built world affects every aspect of life."— Booklist “An excellent overview of Kamin's recent work, and of the state of architecture worldwide.”— Cleveland Plain Dealer
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