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'. . . firmly in the long tradition of architectural mediocrity patronised by the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.' Rowan Moore on John Simpson's Queen's Gallery design. Evening Standard, 19.1.99

'Architecture is easy to date because at any given epoch the majority of architects are sheep who are incapable of bucking the conventions of the flock.' Jonathan Meades. The Times, 23.1.99

'It is clear that the house is going to be a visual fright. It could be roughly categorised as belonging to the Greco-Italianate-Bastard-Renaissance- Graceland-Meets-Knightsbridge-Kuwaiti school of architecture and it comes as no surprise to learn that Van Hoogstraten designed most of it himself.' William Langley on Nicholas Van Hoogstraten's £30 million mansion in East Sussex. Sunday Telegraph, 24.1.99

'It thrills me to the marrow. It is so sexy! It's fantastic. There is nothing more exciting. I'm passionate about it.' TV presenter Kirsty Wark on architecture. Observer, 24.1.99

'There is anger in Devon and talk of civil disobedience.' Roger Giles, a councillor for Ottery St Mary, on the threat of greenfield housing developments. The Times, 23.1.99

'Why was democratic Britain unable to produce Modern architecture of a quality to match that of Fascist Italy? Why, for that matter, can't we design a half-decent London bus in 1999?' Jonathan Glancey on the Design Museum's new 'Modern Britain' exhibition. Guardian, 25.1.99

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