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The Secret Lives of Buildings



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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 
Introduction
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
 
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index