Volume 41 How To Build A Nation The Venice Issue

Publisher Archis

ISBN 9789077966426

Idea Code 14554

For the first time, a general theme was given to the national pavilions at this year’s Architecture Biennale in Venice. They were to be historical shows, focused on the impact of modernity on a country’s architecture. What it produced was not just a global survey of twentieth century construction, but also heroic stories of nation-building. Yes, architecture can build nations. Today, we seem far from that notion. The nation-state is either giving up on itself, or exploited through tyrannical regimes. Meanwhile architects are hardly taking up the cause. 'Volume' went to Venice to read and review the pavilions messages, and makes the case for building a nation.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 27 cm, pb, English