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‘’Tis so raw-boned’: William Morris in Scotland

Scotland was not a country with which William Morris was particularly enamoured. His visits there, often undertaken with some reluctance, were only ever of a practical nature. In spite of his instinctive dislike for the place, however – displayed especially … Continue reading

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Unreal City – Brighton as a Ghost Town

“Brighton is naturally a place of resort for expectants, and a shifty ugly-looking swarm is, of course, assembled here. Some of the fellows, who had endeavoured to disturb our harmony at the dinner at Lewes, were parading, amongst this swarm, on … 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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Introduction

The orgiastic excess of the Royal Pavilion aside, Brighton might seem to the casual observer a city more or less architecturally uniform, with two or three distinct styles: rows of Victorian terraced houses clinging on to the affected elegance of … Continue reading

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