What are the economic, erotic, political and psychological impacts of architecture on people? Novelist Tom Campbell and art historian Tom Wilkinson explore the secret life of buildings and their influence on people and their lives.
Architecture moulds us just as much as we mould it, and understanding architecture helps us to understand our lives and our world, argues Tom Wilkinson. His book, Bricks and Mortalsreveals the powerful and intimate relationship between society and architecture through ten great buildings across the world and asks: can architecture change our lives for the better?
Tom Campbell’s novel, The Planner, is about the wild adventures of a town planner, set in London. Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity for a new generation, The Planner is a funny and provocative novel about dreams and ambitions and how they can rise and fall like the city skyline. A love story to London, The Planner is a novel for anyone who has ever found themselves adrift in a big city.