The bank building has become a pivotal part of our cities and our suburbs. Both public and private; secure and yet welcoming, bank architecture needs to embody our desire to see that our money is secure; yet welcome us and make us feel a part of the arcane and often impenetrable financial process. A paradoxical mix of alienation and embrace, it is a challenge which has faced architects since the Renaissance. In this book Edwin Heathcote examines the roots of the architecture of banking - from the money changers' stalls to ...

Bank Builders 2000, Wiley, Chichester, England

ISBN-13: 9780471853596