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The Great Great Wall: Along the Borders of History from China to Mexico (Hardcover) Loot Price: R307
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The Great Great Wall: Along the Borders of History from China to Mexico (Hardcover): Ian Volner

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The Great Great Wall: Along the Borders of History from China to Mexico (Hardcover)

Ian Volner

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During his campaign for the presidency, one of Donald Trump's signature promises was that hewould build a "great great wall" on the border between the US and Mexico, and Mexico wasgoing to pay for it. A year and a half into his term, with only a few prototype segments erected, thewall is the 2,000-mile, multibillion-dollar elephant in the room of contemporary American life. In The Great Great Wall, architectural historian and critic Ian Volner takes a deep dive into thestory of Trump's wall. Volner follows the conception, selling, design, and construction (or lack thereof)of this expensive and consequential barrier, giving readers a detailed look at what's happening inWashington, DC, and along the border. He also travels far afield, to China, the Middle East, NorthernEngland, and back to our border to examine the barriers we've been building for centuries. Why dowe build walls? What do they reveal about human history? The Great Great Wall is an absorbing, smart, and timely book on anincredibly contentious and newsworthy topic.

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Imprint: Abrams Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2019
Authors: Ian Volner
Dimensions: 163 x 235 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-3282-9
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > General
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LSN: 1-4197-3282-X
Barcode: 9781419732829

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