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Martin Pawley: fighting the last war

A few years ago aj published a conversation between Berthold Lubetkin and Gavin Stamp, wherein these unlikely bedfellows united in deploring the disappearance of the red telephone box. I remember being shocked by this at the time. Did Lubetkin, the greatest Modern architect of his age, really want to preserve Gilbert Scott telephone boxes? Did he no longer believe Antonio Sant' Elia's dictum, set forth in the 1914 Manifesto of Futurist Architecture: 'The fundamental qualities of the ...

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