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Folly de grandeur

Sir John Soane's Museum is staring ruin in the face with its forthcoming exhibition. After its excursion into modernism with the highly successful Gehry exhibition, it is plunging back into romanticism with an exhibition called 'Visions of Ruin - architectural fantasies and designs for garden follies', opening on 2 July. This both harks back to Soane himself, who created a mock-ruin in the garden at Lincoln's Inn Fields, and looks at contemporary follies, including one by Terry Nichoson ...

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