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Men and their machines Automobiles by Architects By Ivan Margolius. John Wiley, 2000. 160pp. £27.50

Architecture and cars, as Ivan Margolius points out in his introduction, go together. Think of that memorably embarrassing ad, 'Britische Architekt', as Stirling's bubble-gum pink handrails at the Staatsgalerie come into view. Ad agencies for Renault and Rover respectively sought to place their new ranges against slick, fashionable architecture to give them an extra dimension of prestige and an air of permanence in a market steeped in planned obsolescence. Even the current Bauhaus exhibition ...


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