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'It seems Art Deco is something we want to be a part of: the last genuinely populist and popular architecture and the most stylish of all the styles.'

Edwin Heathcote on the V&A's new Art Deco show. Financial Times, 22.3.03

'This is still a small country, and it's not in the mood for the showy flamboyance of the blob-builders and bombastic shapemakers Instead, it has favoured polished sophistication.'

Deyan Sudjic on a current renaissance in Irish architecture.Observer, 23.3.03

'I dearly hope it reinforces plans for making the Brunswick more like the magnificent building Hodgkinson once intended. I see it as a huge ocean liner or the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.'

Longtime Brunswick Centre resident Jane Lovatt on an exhibition being held there from 4-6 April.

Observer, 23.3.03

'Please demolish this castrated, distorted, humiliated villa.Leave us the memory.'

Israeli architect Yaron Tural on Erich Mendelsohn's once celebrated Villa Schocken, Jerusalem.Ha'aretz, 18.3.03

'I will not work on anything involving weapons, gambling, liquor, tobacco, religion or oil.'

Philippe Starck.New York Times, 19.3.03

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