What buildings better reflect our societies than those that house our governments? Government buildings are a dramatic gesture of how cultures perceive themselves. More than this they are projections of how they wish to be perceived. For centuries government buildings have been awe-inspiring landmarks - expressions of strength, of wealth and of power. With the advent of globalisation, however, these values have come to be quantified and expressed in new ways, and contemporary architects have responded with a new breed of government building - sleek and sustainable.
Fully illustrated with exterior and interior photography, Reflections: Government encircles the globe on a journey that places ancient empires alongside new states and contrasts palatial parliaments with modern municipal structures. The result is an absorbing celebration of the boldest architectural statements of national identity.
- Publisher: Roads Publishing
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