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a life in architecture tompaulin

'I suppose it would be a cliche to pick the Taj Mahal, ' says poet and critic Tom Paulin. 'I visited it twice in one day many years ago and was overwhelmed by it - who would not be? It reminded me of a Wallace Stevens poem because it seemed to be a building about the imagination. It wasn't a static building but one of pure spirit. It was like watching an idea grow.'

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