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

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: youtube.com/watch?v=8AhnY89Fki (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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The massive neo-classical blocks of Quinlan Terry's Richmond Riverside Development, now home to PayPal. We visited the development for our latest episode on Post War Reactionaries, and discuss some of its flaws. ift.tt/2YvQKLe

The Library at Downing College Cambridge, designed by Quinlan Terry in a Doric Greek Revival style, with an octagonal Tower of the Winds lantern. We discuss the uncanny materiality of reactionary traditionalism, and much else besides, in our latest episo… ift.tt/2YnwD1A

A sketch of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice by Quinlan Terry.⁠

Terry's curious and idiosyncratic flavour of continuity classicism comes up for discussion (and plenty of critique) in our latest episode. ift.tt/2MGMUHU

Raymond Erith and his pupil Quinlan Terry undertaking a measured survey. Erith on his deathbed was supposedly visited by Vitruvius in a dream, who implored him to 'measure, measure, measure.'⁠

We discuss Erith, Terry, and their peculiar relationshi… ift.tt/2OE87VD

The row of Georgian houses on Downing Street, originally converted into a single block by William Kent. Raymond Erith oversaw restoration work in the 1960s, cementing his intense love for Georgian Architecture.⁠

We discuss Erith and traditional arc… ift.tt/2GLMD2B

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