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Monday, May 19, 2008

Pause moment: with high-tech now historic, is New Ornamentalism taking hold?

You just can't get rid of some architects. If they're successful, everyone wants to use them. The older they get, the more in demand they are. It was true in the past of America's Frank Lloyd Wright and France's Le Corbusier, it's true today of America's Frank Gehry, Italy's Renzo Piano, Britain's Richard Rogers and Norman Foster. This has always been an art where wide acceptance comes relatively late in life - though the current crop of septuagenarians are striplings compared with Oscar Niemeyer, creator of Brasilia, who is incredibly still working at 100. Even so, we're now at a pause moment. What on earth comes next? Gabion


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