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a life in architecture

Ian Rickson, artistic director of the re-opened Royal Court Theatre, recalls being taken as a five-year-old to the Horniman Museum, in South London (above). 'I have an almost Proustian memory of it and I see it like a child's drawing.' Designed by CH Townsend, it was completed in 1901, at the time of the Arts and Crafts Movement, a period Rickson feels particularly nostalgic about.

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