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Libeskind on history and fragmented urbanism

It was hardly worth the effort of fighting for entry to Daniel Libeskind's lecture at the LSE last week, scheduled almost to coincide with National Holocaust Memorial Day. It offered half an hour's worth of grand rhetorical statements, accompanied by a small selection of slides showing the usual fragmented, shard-like forms which have come to represent the Libeskind brand of architectural product and have now assumed material identity in the much-discussed Jewish Museum extension in ...

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