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Architecture on the Carpet

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A wholly original view of architecture explored through the prism of children's construction toys

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Brenda and Robert Vale are both professors in the School of Architecture at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. They are the authors of The Autonomous House, Green Architecture, The New Autonomous House and Time to Eat the Dog?, all published by Thames & Hudson.


'The first book on architectural history I have read for a long time that made me repeatedly laugh out loud ... The ideal stocking-filler for the model housebuilder in your own family' - The World of Interiors 'Successful and enjoyable ... will appeal to anyone for whom the words `Arkitex', `Minibrix', or even `Lego' conjures distant memories of constructional fun' - Architecture Today

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