Power in Stone: Cities as Symbols of Empire


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Empires have always built cities in their image. From ancient Persia to the Third Reich, imperial powers have sought to reflect their power and influence through a show of magnificence and a reflection of their values. The transposition to stone of the whole imperial edifice has been found throughout the ages to be an effective way both of overawing the populace and intimidating its opponents. It can take the form of statues, pictures, temples, palaces and grand monuments of many sorts. All combine to produce the necessary ...

Power in Stone: Cities as Symbols of Empire 2014, Reaktion Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781780232867