Arguing for tradition in the age of explanation – Part 4

To try and sum up, the question must be asked, why write about traditional architecture at all? The authors that I have mentioned have said it all before and are far more gifted in expressing themselves than I will ever be. And who are we writing for? Certainly not modernists who are generally too insecure …

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Arguing for tradition in the age of explanation – Part 3

So, big surprise... there are limitations to the effectiveness of words and writing about traditional architecture. And it's not just limited to traditional architecture, it's a common frustration across all aspects of life. We don’t have to look far this week to see how a gifted orator can be undercut by the juvenile tweets of …

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Arguing for tradition in the age of explanation – Part 2

If you were to pick a subject to base a blog upon, I would suggest that you could pick an easier topic than traditional architecture. I know that it must sound like an excuse, but for a lot of the time writing this blog feels like walking through quicksand. Every written phrase requires so much …

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Arguing for tradition in the age of explanation – Part 1

  "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams." taken from Andrew O'Shaughnessy's 1873 poem "Ode" ... and of course from Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in the 1971 classic original movie. When you start working in archaeology, it quickly becomes apparent that there is a big difference between it and …

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