Kyle Dugdale MArch ’02 has published the book “Architecture After God: Babel Resurgent” (Birkhäuser, 2023). A vivid retelling of the biblical story of Babel leads from the contested site of Babylon to the soaring towers of the modern metropolis, and sets the bright hopes of early modernism against the shadows of gathering war. Dealing in structural metaphor, utopian aspiration, and geopolitical ambition, the book’s narrative exposes the inexorable architectural implications of the event described by Nietzsche as the death of God.

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