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The Lives and Deaths of Buildings in History

By Laurie Milne in the group AU Anthropology Interest Group June 8, 2017 - 11:21am

In Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History's Greatest Buildings (Picador, 2017) James Crawford presents a history of architecture's impact on society and vice versa.  Covering nearly 5000 years of human achievement and featuring 21 structures  that were once renowned but  eventually lost or ruined, Fallen Glory is a provocative volume which illustrates the impermanence of all things.  Anthropology 320 (Ancient Civilizations) and Anthropology 394 (Urban Anthropology) students may find this book of interest.  It will be  a great 'summer read' for a broader audience!

This book has been reviewed in a number of publications among them the Globe and Mail (March 25, 2017). 

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AU Anthropology Interest Group

AU Anthropology Interest Group

A group for those interested in socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology