By Reinier de Graaf
When asked to design the capital of a young African republic, Rodrigo Toms sees the opportunity of a *. Eager to outshine his famous father he accepts, but he soon discovers that not all is what it seems Chronicling the trajectory of an architect craving recognition, 'The Masterplan' delivers a fictional reconstruction of an architectural dream blown to dust by bigger forces. A personal story comes to reveal a larger story of an emerging nations struggle with colonial residue, the growing Chinese influence in Africa and the fraught workings of a global real estate market.
Netherlands, 2021, 19.5cm x 12.4cm, 328pp, illustrated, Paperback.