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It is all very odd indeed. Maybe it's the nicotine or perhaps the lack of sleep but is Will (Alsop) really going gaga, or does he never actually read this journal?

Surely he has noticed some strangely familiar pieces to what he claims in his column is his 'vision of a new English landscape with remote spots of high density (the new village) which would exist in a context of a new wilderness' (AJ 30.06.05).

This is almost exactly the same wilderness city vision that was featured in this very journal only 12 months ago (AJ 17.06.04) - and has also appeared in numerous other publications and in a number of different versions, including even the original high-density 'Tuscan Hill Town' design which I originally drew in 1985 (see picture).

I trust it IS just absent-mindedness?

Bryan Avery, Avery Associates, via email

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