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Eva Jiricna on the public’s inherent conservatism

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It’s the nature of people and the world to be very conservative

I don’t think [the fact that his buildings leaked] was why people didn’t like them – it’s the nature of people and the world to be very conservative – architects have to fight that. It was always the case – in Gothic times, and the Renaissance and the Baroque: you have to take that resistance as fact – as an architect you just have to do whatever you have to do, whatever you think is right and you hope that the next generation will appreciate what you have done. In architecture you cannot expect glory immediately; you have to educate the audience in the new way and that takes time and effort.

All text is extracted from Jim Stirling and the Red Trilogy – Three Radical Buildings,  Frances Lincoln, October 2010, £30

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