The Planner : Book Review

In fiction, architects are usually heroic figures – think of Howard Roark in Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, played by Gary Cooper in the film; Doug Roberts (Paul Newman) in Towering Inferno; and Will Francis (Jude Law) in Breaking and Entering. True, some are seriously flawed heroes, such as Seth Pecksniff...

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Quadriga – Wellington Arch By Capt. Adrian Jones

  Wellington Arch was originally built in 1825-7 by Decimus Burton as an entrance to Buckingham Palace and, twenty years later, it became, in effect, a very large plinth for a gargantuan, equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington by Matthew Cotes Wyatt, which was totally disproportionate, being a massive...

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