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Julian Holder's review (AJ 03.05.07) of Clare Melhuish's often unscholastic and mealy-mouthed booklet on the Brunswick lacks sense. He is wrong, even stupid, about Sant'Elia, the original building on site, and New Brutalism. I prefer a quote from a Brunswick resident: 'I've loved every minute of being here? there's no way I'd fault it? the actual places themselves to live in, I think they'd be fabulous, I really do.'

So much for the people who know and matter, rather than those historians who, just guessing, frankly don't. Melhuish can't tell the difference, but she makes things worse by quoting from Banham's dreadful Megastructure book. Lack of scholarship?

Patrick Hodgkinson, Bath, Somerset

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