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'Art Deco made no demands.There was no need to sign up to a social programme, no tiresome manifestos and no requirement to believe in a brave new world - just lie back in a deep leather armchair.'

Deyan Sudjic.Observer, 30.3.03

'Art Deco is sometimes presented along with Hollywood as opiate for the masses, a way of keeping them quiet with consumerism.But it has a more sinister side.'

Giles Worsley suggests there are connections between Art Deco and Nazism.Daily Telegraph, 26.3.03

'Here is an upstart industrial city in the middle of a makeover, struggling to dispel the disdain with which the outside world has viewed it ever since the repeal of the Corn Laws.'

Deyan Sudjic visits Birmingham.

Observer, 30.3.03

'So you thought the tower block was dead? Keep an eye out of your window as you tremble in your Georgian conversion.'

Hamish Scott on Marks Barfield's Skyhouse proposal.Daily Telegraph, 29.3.03

'At first glance the uninitiated user would not know how to use it.'

Will Alsop on his new teapot for Alessi.

New York Times, 27.3.03

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