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DavidC



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:10 pm    Post subject: Article: 'Crystal Palace was birth of modern architecture' Reply with quote

Crystal Palace was "birth of modern architecture" says Norman Foster


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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely Foster isn't the first one to make that observation?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, though I believe Wright would argue that event occurred when the midwife held him by the ankles and slapped his bottom....
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charles Jencks, "Modern Movements in Architecture," 1973/1985, p. 261:

"For the first time since the Palm House at Kew or the Crystal Palace, Britain had a designer who could handle glass with virility . . ." (writing of . . . whom ?

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With a construction date of 1840, Charles Lanyon's Kew Gardens preceded Crystal Palace by 11 years ... and it is still standing.
I guess Norman Foster missed that.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMaomjhGoAc

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