New blog page on ‘Dystopia’

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This post serves as the official announcement that I have posted on my blog a new page – as in the “Home” page or the “About the author” page or the “Lost Providence” page. That is, I posted it but it is not a post. Rather it is a permanent section of the blog itself. It concerns the book Making Dystopia, a comprehensive history of modern architecture by the architectural historian James Stevens Curl, published in 2018 by Oxford University Press. The page reflects the importance I place in the prospects for this book and the shift it might initiate in the revival of traditional architecture.

On the Making Dystopia page there is an introduction to the book and there are links to sites where the book can be purchased, and then there is a list of reviews of the book. Readers may feel free to send me news of reviews that I have left off the list, or suggest other material that might be of interest to readers. I may be reached at this email:

I will forgive any reader who, on his way to the Making Dystopia page, stops in at the Lost Providence page. When you are finished reading the Making Dystopia page, feel free to plunge back into the Home page and read more posts, many of which lately have been about Making Dystopia. No doubt they will help you fill up the down time between Christmas and New Year’s.

About David Brussat

This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. My freelance writing and editing on that topic and others addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to employ my writing and editing to improve your work, please email me at my consultancy,, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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2 Responses to New blog page on ‘Dystopia’

  1. Ed Iannuccilli says:

    Very clever, David. Thanks for the introduction to what sounds like a great book. You may get me reading about architecture.


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