Tag Archives: Tradition

Review: “Classic Columns”

Aside from my own book Lost Providence, Robert Adam’s Classic Columns, published by Cumulus Books, London, is the recent book that I would place highest on my list of books to give to friends or family members interested in architecture … Continue reading

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New teaching in architecture

Yesterday’s post, “‘Building Beauty’ in Naples,” discusses a new program of architecture education in Italy that emphasizes beauty. It is mind-boggling that even in Italy an architecture program that emphasizes beauty is news. I issued a tentative warning about the … Continue reading

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A street divided against itself

Christopher Liberatos has posted the above image of the most oddball street. A single project, it features modern architecture one one side of the street facing traditional architecture on the other side of the street in North Charleston. Is this … Continue reading

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Next for the classical revival?

What those who favor traditional architecture should do to promote its revival has been pretty much the subject of this blog since I started it in 2009. In fact, the strategy I favor has the advantage of being under way … Continue reading

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Nathaniel Robert Walker: Architecture and food

My friend Nathaniel Walker, who got his doctorate at Brown last spring and now teaches architectural history at the College of Charleston, has contributed this essay. * * * From the Ground Up: How Architects Can LearnĀ from the Organic and … Continue reading

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More on the modernist coup d’etat

John Massengale, head of the New Urbanists in New York and a classicist who often writes in to TradArch to note that modernism is at least as popular as traditional design in the cafes and restaurants of the Big Apple, … Continue reading

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