Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Less is morbid

Piers Gough was on top form at the Royal Academy last Friday, talking about Soane with critic Rowan Moore in one of the ra's occasional architectural conversation events. Piers, designer of the highly successful Soane exhibition, recalled his experiences designing the Lutyens show at the Hayward in the early 1980s - Philip Johnson sponsored it but never visited because, he claimed, he was 'too old to travel'. Piers then unleashed a torrent of aphorisms on a delighted audience. Venturi's ...

Already a subscriber? Login here or activate your digital account