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Fletcher Christian responds to his environment

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A456 is run by Enrique.Gualberto Ramirez - although that could well be a pseudonym.

He's an architectural historian based in New York, whose site ranges through space, media, geography, technology and architecture. That quite nicely catholic list of interests, he avers,'...was conceived under the sign of big "A" architecture.'

As blog designs go it's a natural: a wide column on the left of (hurrah, adjustable) text and the occasional useful image. On the right in a narrower column are links to this and that . That's it. Plain, simple, an obvious Don't-Make-Me-Thinker.

One of the nice things about architecture blogs is that all that Alberti tosh about the architect as uomo universale means architecture blogs can be about practically anything. So here there is a fascinating, albeit obscure, piece which argues that the mutiny on the Bounty was a consequence of the boat's officers being ousted from their quarterdeck in favour of newly plundered botanical specimens.

This piece is immediately followed by a short note on reviving what architectural historians leave out called 'A Lazarus Taxon'. There are links to Yale and Princeton architecture schools and to many of the usual suspects – but as ever there are blogs about which you have never heard and, of course, need to explore.

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