Epic Space: The Architectural Diaries by Ian MartinEpic Space: The Architectural Diaries by Ian Martin

Epic Space: The Architectural Diaries

byIan Martin

Hardcover | August 22, 2017

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Epic Space is a hilarious take on contemporary culture as viewed through the twisted prism of ‘Martin’, amoral architectural consultant with a penchant for a long lunch and powerful friends, including members of the Cabinet and HRH the Prince of Wales.

Written in weekly diary form, Martin’s is a mad and woozy version of our own: one in which Martin and his friend, the nanofuturologist Beansy, can invent Kryptogel – a newbuilding material developed using ‘hard air’. It’s a world where the property wing of the Church of England builds buy-to-let almshouses while ‘bouncy mega-mosques’ have helium-stiffened minarets. An arts correspondent is sacked by a Sunday newspaper and replaced with his own overdressed architectural dachshund. Soot becomes a valuable stock market commodity. A hipster skyscraper is called the Blard. And an ambitious planis hatched to turn the North around so that it faces south.

Big questions are asked: Is Texture The New Fragrance? Is Modern Modernism Just Post-Modernism But With A Neo-Modernistic Coat On? How Fat is Your Face print? And, reassuringly, there are still plenty of boozy lunches.
Ian Martin is an Emmy Award-winning writer who has written for TV shows like The Thick of It, Veep, Time Trumpet and the Oscar Award-nominated In the Loop.
Title:Epic Space: The Architectural DiariesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.46 × 6.29 × 0.98 inPublished:August 22, 2017Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1783523174

ISBN - 13:9781783523177

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