Stirling's finale: the two roads to Melsungen

Michael Spens

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    As the tenth anniversary of the death of Sir James Stirling approaches, Michael Spens considers the relative significance of aspects of his work, both in terms of a sequence of key designs and in the light of contemporaneous critiques. What emerges is a confirmation of the architect's underlying extension of a progressive, enriching modernity. The best work is seen as a rare consummation of the Sublime, as opposed to the Picturesque, within the general continuity of Modernism.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)333-353
    Number of pages21
    Journalarq: Architectural Research Quarterly
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


    • Architectural design
    • Architects
    • Stirling, James


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