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Beverley James Pyke's slim volume, The Art of the Architect, is addressed to 'all students of The Mistress Art and to all interested laymen with a mind of their own'. Pyke spares neither Waterloo International Terminal ('a waywardness out of control') nor the Lloyd's building ('this fatuous monument to perversity'). It's hard not to warm to him, however, as he speculates on the connections between music and design: 'When Basil Spence revealed that he was sustained by Bach's Third Brandenburg Concerto through long hours of drawing the plans for Coventry Cathedral, was it merely a consolation for the tiresomely repetitive fenestration or is there another explanation?' Available from the Gothic House, 22 Victoria St, Alderney @ £10.

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