Article: 'Crystal Palace was birth of modern architecture'

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Roderick Grant
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Surely Foster isn't the first one to make that observation?

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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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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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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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