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The Secret Lives of Buildings
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'Hollis is magical on the layers of myth and history in the classical world - this is an engaging, erudite and readable book.' Financial Times 'A beautifully wrought book: a kind of illuminated manuscript with words taking the place of pictures - Here are wondrous stories writ in stone, and Edward Hollis has written about them very well indeed.' Guardian '[A] tremendous book - Hollis recounts the stories of 13 structures with passion and panache - His book [is] a rare thing: non-fiction you can reread.' Scotland on Sunday 'Accessible and ambitious - Hollis has the gift of making these buildings seem real and alive.' The Times

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This is the story of architecture as never seen before. A brilliantly original book that takes us from the colossal achievements of antiquity to their ersatz rebuilding in Las Vegas, telling stories about buildings and the ways they change

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Born in London in 1971, Edward Hollis studied Architecture at the universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh before joining a practice, working first on ruins and follies in the lagoons of Sri Lanka and then on Victorian villas, old breweries and town halls in Scotland. He now teaches at Edinburgh College of Art and this is his first book.

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'Hollis is magical on the layers of myth and history in the classical world - this is an engaging, erudite and readable book.' Financial Times 'A beautifully wrought book: a kind of illuminated manuscript with words taking the place of pictures - Here are wondrous stories writ in stone, and Edward Hollis has written about them very well indeed.' Guardian '[A] tremendous book - Hollis recounts the stories of 13 structures with passion and panache - His book [is] a rare thing: non-fiction you can reread.' Scotland on Sunday 'Accessible and ambitious - Hollis has the gift of making these buildings seem real and alive.' The Times

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