When you think about the worlds of architecture and surrealist art you might not necessarily connect the two straight away but over the last century and the beginning of this one they’ve got on like a house on fire, albeit a purple fire made out of cats faces and coke bottles. Neil Spiller’s ‘Architecture and Surrealism’ explores this cool connection which he describes as a ‘blistering romance’ via an authoritative look at the work of both established and emerging architects whose visionary forms have really pushed the aesthetic envelope. So if you thought that surrealist architecture pretty much drew the line at Salvador Dali or Gaudi’s gaff then a quick leaf through this beautifully presented book should put you right and open you up to a whole new world of reality-defying cityscapes. These are the things that town-planners dreams aren’t made of.
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