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Bulldoze or rebuild Mack?

A horrific second fire in four years at Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art, completed in 1909, has elicited predictably cockamamie calls to demolish rather than to again rebuild the Scotsman’s masterpiece. Its restoration had been 80 percent complete … Continue reading

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Devastation in Glasgow

Shattering news from Scotland, where architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s masterpiece, the Glasgow School of Art, completed in 1909, has just suffered a catastrophic fire, just as its restoration after a catastrophic fire in 2014 was nearing its final stages. No! … Continue reading

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Come visit these videos

[Today, I fly off for several days in my hometown, the District of Columbia. While I am away, instead of giving my blog a vacation, I will steal some old posts (all featuring videos) from my archives. Enjoy. Back next … Continue reading

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Where’s the “beauty” beef?

A couple of days ago, aware that I’ve been going around telling people that the public prefers traditional to modern architecture by huge margins, my dear mother-in-law, Agnes, asked me a good question: “Where’s the beef?” There is a lot … Continue reading

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Eviscerating Edinburgh

The iconic photograph of Edinburgh, above, testifies to what Scotland’s capital and leading city have to lose in a recent rush to development. The United Nations agency that oversees its World Heritage Cities program, UNESCO, has been asked to remove … Continue reading

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