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Clare Melhuish reviews Sir Richard Gregory on ways of viewing the world

Architects are all too aware of the fact that different people see things in different ways - one man's aesthetic nightmare is another's utopian dream - and when it comes to satisfying planners, neighbours, client and, perhaps, English Heritage, it is like walking through a minefield of conflicting perceptions and tastes. But if you take into account the fact that, from one person to the next, what the brain perceives may be substantially distinct from what the eye actually registers, ...

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