Leon Krier has an enormous talent for producing these small, legible, didactic cartoons that convey his ideas about urbanism with a populist clarity. We discuss Krier, and anti-modernist reaction, in our latest episode. ift.tt/2ZksAD2

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. ift.tt/2L5COhf

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… ift.tt/2TUiCmu

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… ift.tt/2NnhzKU

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! ift.tt/2Z6g4b3

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' ift.tt/2KV3TUy

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… ift.tt/2TJOiuQ

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. ift.tt/2Z7c9Wr

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. ift.tt/2KAfnOh

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. ift.tt/2KYMxGr

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… ift.tt/2z1vsWp

'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… ift.tt/2ySPkuX

'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… ift.tt/2YKCRJm

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… ift.tt/2ZZDZFa

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. ift.tt/31wFvPN

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… ift.tt/2GVX8Ar

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… ift.tt/2Kl1l2M

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… ift.tt/2OLZY1n

Brentwood Cathedral, by Quinlan Terry, 1989-91.⁠

Terry's neoclassicism comes up for debate in our latest episode on post-war Reactionaries. ift.tt/2Yr5PNY

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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