Starting on New Year’s Day my blog joins forces with the online website blogs at Traditional Building and Period Homes. Architecture Old and New will combine new essays with posts from Architecture Here and There. My monthly blog on the TB and PH websites will appear alongside blogs by a pair of my heroes, Clem Labine – founder of Traditional Building and its stable of trade journals for traditional builders, suppliers, customers and aficionados – and Steven Semes, director of the Rome program for the school of architecture at Notre Dame and author of The Future of the Past.
My first post on Jan. 1 (possibly up earlier) will introduce my new blog and discuss the ongoing conversation about architecture among traditional and classical theorists and practitioners, and the role that conversation plays in the world of architecture, especially alongside the conversation taking place among modernism’s theorists and practitioners, such as it is. I may throw some curves but I do not want to telegraph any punches.
For inviting me into the conversation, I am grateful to editor Martha McDonald and publisher Peter Miller, who has his own blog along with craftsmen Rudy Christian, Ken Follett and Ward Hamilton, and Judy Hayward, who leads the Traditional Building Conference’s several annual sessions around the country. Traditional Building and Period Homes are published by Restore Media, which is an arm of the Home Group of Active Interest Media.