Tag Archives: Aesthetics

Notes On Castlerigg Stone Circle & Form Without Function

What clashes here of wills gen wonts, oystrygods gaggin fishy-gods! Brékkek Kékkek Kékkek Kékkek! Kóax Kóax Kóax! Ualu Ualu Ualu! Quaouauh! Where the Baddelaries partisans are still out to mathmaster Malachus Micgranes and the Verdons catapelting the camibalistics out of … Continue reading

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Destruction and Reconstruction: Architecture and a Longing for the Past

The landscape wrought by the mechanistic slaughter of the First World War has often been described as ‘lunar’: pockmarked by craters, scarred by erratically zig-zagging trenches, devoid of life – devoid even of the possibility of life. The only difference between … Continue reading

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The Royal Pavilion: Aesthetics & Oppression

It is almost impossible to write about the architecture of Brighton without going into some detail on the subject of the Royal Pavilion. It is both a sort of monument to the studied hedonism of Regency dandyism, and at the same … Continue reading

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The Spectral Beauty of the West Pier

Anyone with even a faint knowledge of Brighton will probably be aware of the rusting hulk crouched defeatedly just off the shore of Brighton beach known as the West Pier. Once a grand Victorian pier on the same scale as its … Continue reading

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