Truth and Lies in Architecture

By Richard Francis-Jones,

Book cover of Truth and Lies in Architecture

Book description

"'Truth and Lies in Architecture' delves deep into the soul of architects and their work." - Naser Nader Ibrahim, Amazing Architecture
This is a collection of provocative essays that journey into the vexed circumstance of contemporary architectural practice. The nature of the great cultural, social, political, environmental, and consumerist challenges…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked Truth and Lies in Architecture as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

For an architect to take an incisive, unflinching look at his own profession is refreshing and enlightening. Francis-Jones positions architecture’s strengths and failings in reflection to society, politics, equity, aspiration, ecology, power, and defiance. As a promoter of architects and what they do, I’m happy to see a title that places architecture in a broader scope, and in the same breath as other creative expressions, such as film, music, and literature. He raises questions and observations about the nature of architects and architecture that make one think: Is there any truth in architecture? Why are we driven to build so…

Want books like Truth and Lies in Architecture?

Our community of 10,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like Truth and Lies in Architecture.

Browse books like Truth and Lies in Architecture

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in lying, architecture, and architects?

10,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about lying, architecture, and architects.

Lying Explore 35 books about lying
Architecture Explore 78 books about architecture
Architects Explore 20 books about architects