Jayne Joso Perfect Architect

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Perfect Architect

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9780956012524: Perfect Architect

A love letter to architecture, Perfect Architect is set in the dazzling and eccentric world of the star architect (starchitect) and is a passionate meditation on what it means to find the ideal dwelling. Following  the death of her architect husband and the discovery of intimate correspondence with another woman, Gaia Ore is set to learn some harsh but rewarding lessons on the nature of erotic and artistic obsession.
A competition emerges to design her perfect home, and the private world of international architects is opened up. Flowing between Spain, Italy, the US and the UK, four world class architects take up the challenge, the ultimate leveller, and set out to design the ideal dwelling for the widow of one of their greatest adversaries. But will they truly understand what is required of them? Accustomed as they are to large scale projects such as skyscrapers, bridges, museums and galleries, will the request for a modest home ultimately get the better of them?
A joyous read filled with houses, architects - translucent concrete, and hand-carved penguins...

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"echoes of a Thomas Mann-style Künstlerroman - charting an apprentice's growth to maturity - an illuminating read" ICON Magazine (issue 099, 2011) - Agata Pyzik 

"A work of stunning originality and deftness of prose, in which Jayne Joso explores with delicate skill and rare empathy what becomes of the broken hearted." Cathi Unsworth

"Joso uses all the devices of modern fiction... -The name of Coover [one of the architects]- recalling the American postmodern writer Robert Coover, who specialises in elaborate parodies and disrupting myths - is perhaps revealing."ICON Magazine (issue 099) Agata Pyzik

"Full of originality" Keith Miller, The Times Literary Supplement

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