A life in architecture
Alexander 'Greek' Thomson brought about a conversion in Deyan Sudjic through his Holmwood Villa, soon to open to the public as part of Glasgow's City of Architecture. Until now Sudjic, director of Glasgow '99 and architecture critic, was associated with an exclusively contemporary view of architecture, but Thomson, 'the Ayatollah of Classicism', broadened his horizons. 'It's very rewarding to find that there are other perspectives and that other periods have such strengths,' he says.
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