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Claire Herniman

Claire Herniman

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  • Comment on: Tributes pour in for Isi Metzstein

    Claire Herniman's comment 12-Jan-2012 3:36 pm

    Appreciation of Isi Metzstein While Isi was Professor of Architecture at Edinburgh I was his visiting professor; part of a double act with him, admirer of his profound perception, phenomenal honesty and frightening forthrightness. I can truthfully say that I loved him, as his close family so clearly did, and others too. I discovered great things from being with him, so I miss him accordingly. I am truly grateful to him for being him, he's in me forever. Ted Cullinan

  • Comment on: Tributes pour in for Isi Metzstein

    Claire Herniman's comment 12-Jan-2012 10:25 am

    The crit …was his stage Isi, slumped hurumphing in his chair at the front – eyes darting distractedly across the wall of inadequate material in front of him – ‘when are we going to get this show on the chrode’. Tired red-eyed students lining up to have their work stripped of its whimsy. Eager ranks of staff and other students – anticipating a spectacular road crash And thankful it’s not their turn - this time. Then Like a great medical practitioner from another age Your drawings were passed through his MRI’s And your cringing justifications dismissed ‘reedichol’ss’ He’d spot the cancer in the plan or section - then play with it – unpicking, dissecting, reducing. The project now in pieces, strewn across the floor – panic would set in… At this point – Isi would split in two Isi 1 gripping a problem with the scheme by the throat – while asking it a question Isi 2 dancing, teasing, re-mixing the parts Conjuring deftly If you could keep up, you left with a nugget No fools gold here. With great memories of a magical teacher Roddy Langmuir

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