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Raymond Erith's design for an Italian Church, produced for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 1952. Erith was frustrated by the economic and legislative barriers to building that defined post-war Britain. Erith wrote about his RA proposals in a lette…

New Episode!! 57 — The Reactionaries — 2/3 — Caesar's Palace without the Fun⁠

In our second episode on Reactionaries, we explore the rejection of modernism by traditionalist architects and theorists in England after the Second World War. Modernism …

Technicolour Ruins! Dulwich Gallery suffered extensive bomb damage during WWII, luckily the collection had been removed to rural Wales. We discuss Soane's obsession with ruins and polychromatic classicism in our latest episode.

More archaeologically accurate polychromy applied to Claude Lorrain's Capriccio of the Forum of Rome. We discuss the classical legacy and John Soane's Dulwich Picture Gallery in our latest episode.

Dulwich Gallery's summer pavilion, 'The Colour Palace', by Pricegore Architects and Yinka Ilori, relocated to the heart of Soane's Bank of England. We discussed Soane in the pavilion for our newly released live show.

Piranesi's Via Appia updated with some archaeologically rigorous colour. Including Dulwich Picture Gallery's Summer Pavilion, 'The Colour Palace', where we recorded a special live episode, out now!

Catch our latest episode, a live panel discussion about John Soane and polychromy, hosted by Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Soane's early design for a Triumphal bridge, reflecting his obsession with classical tombs as models for architectural invention. At Dulwich Picture Gallery Soane's fantasy came to life when he incorporated an real life tomb into the fabric. We discuss S…

New Episode! — Conversation 3 — Dulwich Picture Gallery — Soane in the Colour Palace⁠

This is the audio from our live panel discussion at Dulwich Picture Gallery, where we were joined by the gallery's assistant curator, Helen Hillyard and Neba Sere…

Bonus Episode — 56.5 — Decline and Fall⁣
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⁣We have fun with Evelyn Waugh’s 1928 ‘Decline and Fall’ — an early and memorable satire of, among other things, architectural Modernism.

The feverish streets of Marseille see the continuing Decline and Fall of Paul Pennyfeather, who is arrested whilst inadvertently slave trading. We discuss Evelyn Waugh and Modernist architecture in our latest bonus episode for Patreon subscribers.

Another page of mildly hallucinogenic Victorian collage, owned by Evelyn Waugh, whose complex relationship to architecture, medievalism, and Victoriana we discuss in our latest bonus episode.

Evelyn Waugh had a complex relationship with Victoriana - this is a page from the 'Blood Book' of hallucinatory collage created by John Bingley Garland, which was part of Waugh's library. We discuss the complexities of Waugh in our latest bonus episode, …

The Wedding of Margot Beste-Chetwynde and Paul Pennyfeather, in Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall. We discuss Waugh's relationship with modernist architecture in our forthcoming bonus episode.⁠

Professor Doctor Otto Silenus is a cold and robotic caricature of a modernist architect, who plays a central role in Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall. We discuss Waugh's architectural visions in our forthcoming bonus episode for Patreon subscribers.

The front cover of Clough Williams Ellis' 'England and the Octopus' leans on some problematic tropes - we discuss this book and other rejections of modernism in our latest episode on interwar reactionaries.

Clough William Ellis began building the charming follies of Portmeirion in 1925, and published 'England and the Octopus,' a critique of rapid rural development, in 1928. We discuss Clough and his views in our latest episode.

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