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Krier's Hypostyle House. We discuss Krier's classicism, his controversial book on Albert Speer, and the cranky trads that flock to Prince Charles' knee by his side.

One of Krier's buildings, a village hall in Windsor, Florida 1989-99. Notice the steep pitch of the roof, and the curious columbarium-like niches. All in all, a very Aldo Rossi-esque effect. We discuss Krier in our latest episode on reactionary tradition…

Reactionary advocates for traditional architecture increasingly used environmentalist arguments to advocate for urbanism that requires less driving - this sketch from Leon Krier puts the point very firmly. We discuss the ups and downs of reactionary urba…

A classic piece of Leon Krier's rhetoric here, using a simple metaphor to critique modernist urban planning and contemporary zoning regulations. ⁠

We discuss Krier's rejection of modernism in our latest episode, Reactionaries part 3!

Leon Krier's 1977 'Roma Interrota' ⁠
We discuss Krier and post war Traditionalist anti-modernism in our latest episode, the final part of 'The Reactionaries'

New Episode!! The Reactionaries 3/3 — The Empire Strikes Back⁠

In our final episode on Reactionaries, we explore the politics and theory that underpinned the reactionary rejection of Modernism in the 70s and 80s. We discuss Prince Charles' architec…

Patrick Mcgoohan looking particularly dapper in the Village approved uniform of piped blazer and plimsolls - we discuss the fashion, design, and architecture of cult 60s TV show 'The Prisoner' in our latest Patreon bonus.

Games, double-crossing, Kafka-esque nightmares of inescapable imprisonment abound in the 60s TV show 'The Prisoner', the subject of our latest Patreon bonus episode, available for $3 a month.

The seaside idyll of Clough William Ellis's Portmeirion serves as the uncanny toy-town setting of 'The Prisoner', the cult 60s TV show discussed in our latest Patreon bonus episode.

As 'The Prisoner' progresses, it breaks more and more of the conventions of generic-thriller Television, and moves into surreal, Beckettian territory. ⁠

Listen to us discuss this cult 60s TV show in our latest bonus episode, available on our Patreo…

'The Prisoner' plays around with Cold War paranoia, stretching it into increasingly surreal and nonsensical mirror images of reality, like this cult of personality that develops around Number 6 in the run up to the Village's elections. ⁠

We discuss…

'Rover,' the strangely sentient homicidal-weather balloon is one of the most iconic elements of 'The Prisoner.' It even made it into the pop-culture annals with a reference in The Simpsons. We discuss the weird materiality of 'The Prisoner' in our latest…

The strong design aesthetic of The Village is a key part of the cult appeal of 'The Prisoner.' Berets, Breton stripes, pastel jumpsuits, multi-coloured capes, thick soled plimsoles, and penny-farthings abound.⁠

We discuss the weirdness of this surr…

Beneath the Italianate follies of Portmeirion lie the disorientating Strangelove-kitsch interiors of the Village. We discuss the strange architectural politics of cult 60s TV show, 'The Prisoner' on our latest Patreon bonus.

Clough William Ellis' follies of Portmeirion served as the backdrop for the cult 60s TV show, 'The Prisoner.' We discuss the timeless quality of pastiche architecture, and the bizarre-ness of 'The Prisoner' in our latest bonus episode, available when you…

Patrick Mcgoohan as 'Number 6' in The Prisoner, an international man of mystery trapped in the retro-pastiche world of 'The Village,' complete with terrifying, homicidal weather balloon. ⁠

Listen to us discuss this deeply bizarre 60s cult show in o…

Bonus Episode!! 57.5 — The Prisoner⁠

This bonus episode is available to Patreon subscribers.⁠

Continuing our reflections on various Reactionary figures, we discuss the cult 60s TV show, The Prisoner. Patrick Mcgoohan plays a thrusting, modern, in…

Brentwood Cathedral, by Quinlan Terry, 1989-91.⁠

Terry's neoclassicism comes up for debate in our latest episode on post-war Reactionaries.

In Reactionaries part 2, we discussed some of the tendencies of Post-War Urbanism which Erith, Terry and Krier reject and critique - this video showing urban change in Glasgow really gives a sense of the scale of these projects: (Thanks to Tom Dalton)

Interior details of Quinlan Terry's Brentwood Catholic Cathedral, 1989-91. We discuss Terry's ideological opposition to modernism in our latest episode.⁠

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