• The best book I've read on Europe, blending history, architecture and contemporary politics and written in Owen Hatherley's trademark mixture of scepticism, erudition and humanity. He is a writer of lasting merit who will be read fifty years from now.

    Anna Minton
  • The latest heir to Ruskin.

    Boyd Tonkin, Independent
  • Praise for Landscapes of Communism: 'A revelatory voyage into fantastical domains...It is an epic work'

    Rowan Moore, Observer
  • Hatherley is the most informed, opinionated and acerbic guide you could wish for.

    Hugh Pearman, Sunday Times
  • Can one talk yet of vintage Hatherley? Yes, one can. Here are all the properties that have made him one of the most distinctive writers in England - not just 'architectural writers', but writers full stop: acuity, contrariness, observational rigour, frankness and beautifully wrought prose.

    Jonathan Meades
  • I loved it, and I'll go back to it again and again

    Philip Pullman

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