Article Number: 6005
Soft Cover, English, Staple Binding, 17 Pages, 2014

PLENUM. Places of Power.

As a catalogue for the Austrian contribution to the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, the publication 'Plenum. Places of Power' investigates and compares all of the national parliamentary buildings in the world in a concise representation.

Parliaments are both representative assemblies of the people and monuments of political and national identity. The book 'Plenum. Places of Power' features 196 national parliaments of the world. It fans out a comparison of the various messages to be conveyed by the architecture of parliament buildings: perpetuity, conformity with historical precedents or the fervent manifestation of a new beginning. However, neatly ordered by name and presented in a homogeneous fashion, their monumentality is somewhat lessened.

Language: English