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“A brickbat flung in the public face” – the failed Brutalism of Edinburgh’s St. James Centre

Jonathan Meades, in a recent column on the neglected merits of postmodernist buildings, wrote that “Today, 40 years after brutalism dissipated in an assault of bien-pensant hostility and oil crises, few weeks pass without a new book or blog hymning its … Continue reading

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(Not really) leaving Brighton: a self-indulgent walk from the station to the South Lanes

A few months ago I wrote a post in which I claimed to be ‘leaving Brighton forever’ or something to that effect. That was, of course, groundless melodrama. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I have been resurfacing … Continue reading

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19th Century Brutalism – In (Brief) Praise of St. Bartholomew’s, Brighton

Brighton possesses a surfeit of two things: pubs (one for every day of the year, according to local legend) and churches. Unsurprisingly for a city which is essentially a product of the 19th century, the Victorian mania for religious buildings is explicitly manifest … Continue reading

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