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a life in architecture gyles brandreth

Writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth loves domestic Victorian and Tudor architecture, while also being passionate about seaside piers and theatres. He claims his most exciting architectural experience was a recent visit to Palladio's exquisite Teatro Olimpico (1580-85) in Vicenza. It is the oldest surviving indoor theatre in the world, and still has its street-scene stage-set by Scamozzi, receding in perspective.

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