Tag Archives: Poundbury

Review: “If Venice Dies”

By the time I was half finished reading If Venice Dies, I was proclaiming its virtues to anyone who would listen. It was to be another of my bibles. But, although the book, by Italian art historian Salvatore Settis, starts … Continue reading

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More on Poundbury alive

A few days ago, in “Poundbury a tourist mecca?,” I posted on Sophie Campbell’s brave article in the Telegraph. I applauded a piece written by someone disinclined to like Prince Charles’s idea of a town, but who found it largely … Continue reading

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Poundbury a tourist mecca?

A day or so ago there were comments on my post about Venice having too many tourists, which led to the question of whether tourists would press a bit less on places like Venice and Paris if new places were … Continue reading

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Scott Merrill’s Driehaus

Scott Merrill, an architect best known for his work in Seaside and other New Urbanist communities, has won this year’s Driehaus Prize, annually awarded by the school of architecture at the University of Notre Dame. Named for Chicago philanthropist and … Continue reading

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Parsing fraud and timidity

Two examples of modern architecture in deep perspiration came across my desk today. First came Robert Ivy‘s tremulous three minutes of AIA video advice – “Hello, everyone. This is Robert” – to rattled architects, and second came Norman Weinstein‘s fraudulent … Continue reading

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Illustrations for “Paradise Planned” column

Here are illustrations for today’s column, published earlier, called “Garden suburbs as ‘Paradise Planned.’ ” Eventually they will appear with the Journal’s online version of the column as they once did with my old blog, and will be linked weekly … Continue reading

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Column: Garden suburb as “Paradise Planned”

I had planned to take the bus to work on Tuesday morning, lugging the new book “Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City” in my trusty Penguin bag, hauling it in from our house in the suburbs — … Continue reading

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