Taschen How To Make A Nation $65.00

Materials: Paper pages, 400

Why is it Special?

"What characteristics and values define a country? Which countries are particularly successful in terms of education, economics, or culture? In this book, Monocle provides a global perspective on the distinct qualities of nations.

Monocle s books with Gestalten have shown you how to build a better life, business and home. But now Monocle raises the bar: how do you make a great nation? They are not talking about might and muscle, but rather how you create a country that feels like a community, that knows what to value and that goes out into the world to gently get its way with soft power, astute ambassadors and great cultural offerings. How to Make a Nation: A Monocle Guide will show you the countries that know how to build a perfect embassy, design a modern parliament and engage with international organisations. It will visit the places that have rethought their armed forces for the 21st century and that understand the importance of arts and culture, from creating exportable soap operas to freedom of expression. It will look at how you create a national brand, design a flag and use home-grown businesses to bring people together. It s a book that delivers inspiration whether you are a new citizen or freshly elected PM. It s a book about the small things that can make our nations work better for everyone that calls them home. How to Make a Nation: A Monocle Guide is a thought-provoking primer that informs and inspires. The best ideas don t need to be invented they need to be found and copied. Let Monocle be your guide.