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Stronger Opponents Wanted!

Allard Jolles

The book Stronger Opponents Wanted! looks at how major cultural buildings get built. Documenting the histories of Sydney Opera House, the Louvre and the Groningen Museum, the authors discuss the often far-reaching influence on such projects from politicians, sponsors, success managers and directors. But megalomaniac architecture dreams only become reality when enthusiastic soloists form a united front. The idea that an architect draws a design and construction immediately follows is an extremely naive view of matters, to put it mildly, often spread by the media.