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Architecture, like me, is put firmly in its place

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I very much enjoyed Graham Lierseth's letter slagging off my book (Walls have feelings - architecture film and the city, £18.99; in any good bookshop).

Unlike your reviewer, he hits the nail on the head: the whole point is that the book has the audacity - or cheek - to place architecture squarely in its proper place within broad culture: the world of cosmetic advertisements, Mary Poppins and Alfie.

It also flattering to have a 'coterie' ascribed to me - although I do think we need a name: maybe the Sychophantists or the Pretentious Diatribists? But by far the best bit is when Mr Lierseth states that he has 'laboured over every page' of my book. As he is neither a reviewer nor, to my knowledge, a personal friend, I have to conclude that for the pretentious diatribe, Walls have feelings is a very gripping read. I urge all AJ readers to judge for themselves forthwith, if not sooner.

Katherine Shonfield, London N1

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