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Implied absence

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The Academy Forum's discussion of minimalism last week prompted a walk- out by arch-minimalist Tony Fretton. He apparently took umbrage at chairman Peter Murray's suggestion that minimalism was no more than expensive simulacra, rather than the modern, vibrant democratic etc like Fretton's own Lisson Gallery. Architect Deborah Saunt, ex-Fretton's office, has an interesting take on this: she is busy dividing up a Tony-designed house in North London for a divorcing couple who love the house so much that neither wants to leave. Meanwhile I see that Tyler Brule, Wallpaper's hugely successful founding editor and apostle of minimalism, is tipping a quite different new design fad: Second Empire style!

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