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Classical Architecture: Three Fallacies


At university the tutors would always tell us how the Modernist greats were taught classical architecture and that their new International Style style was born out of classical principles. Yet they expected us to design modern buildings from the start. I think they ought to have made us design a classical building in first year so we could truly understand these principles instead of just giving us so many lectures about it. Perhaps this is why so much classical architecture today looks pastiche, because we're always trying to work backwards to classical when we should be designing forward when we design modern.

Posted date

14 May, 2010

Posted time

7:41 pm


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