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The Secret Lives of Buildings

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

The Architect’s Dream
The Parthenon, Athens
In Which a Virgin Is Ruined
The Basilica of San Marco, Venice
In Which a Prince Steals Four Horses and an Empire
Ayasofya, Istanbul
In Which a Sultan Casts a Spell and Moves the Center of the World
The Santa Casa of Loreto
The Wondrous Flitting of the Holy House
Gloucester Cathedral
In Which a Dead Body Brings a Building to Life
The Alhambra, Granada
In Which Two Cousins Marry Each Other
The Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini
In Which a Scholar Translates a Temple
Sans Souci, Potsdam
In Which Nothing Happens at All
Notre Dame de Paris
In Which the Temple of Reason Is Restored
The Hulme Crescents, Manchester
In Which the Prophecies of the Future Are Fulfilled                                         
The Berlin Wall
In Which History Comes to an End
The Venetian, Las Vegas
In Which History Is So, Like, Over
The Western Wall, Jerusalem
In Which Nothing, and Everything, Has Changed