Archis 1998 #12

Met het oog op de negentiende eeuw. De waarheid van de architectuurhistoricus / Focus on the nineteenth century. Truth and the architectural historian

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Dutch art historical research, at least as far as publications are concerned, is seen by outsiders as lacking a capacity for synthesis as well as guts.2 Hundreds of articles and collections of articles are published every year, many of good quality, but books, especially books that demonstrate a more comprehensive sweep or even present a […]

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Archis 1998 #12

Gekke naam, gek gebouw. Madonna’s bh, de zwangere oester en andere bijzondere gebouwen / Crazy name, crazy building. Madonna’s Bra, The Pregnant Oyster

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When working as an architect in Tim Ronalds’ office William Mann found himself confronted with the public outrage at the unconventional design for the Theatre in Ilfracombe. It led him to ponder the phenomenon that some buildings get given nicknames. The difficult and mysterious subject of the popular reception of architecture is illustrated by the […]

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