Soane's Time and Space
Davey, Peter, The Architectural Review
An exploratory exhibition of John Soane's approach to the art of building and exposition at the new gallery of his Museum reveals aspects of the origins of Modern perception.
'Among the various Studies, which have been pointed out to the attention of the Students in these Lectures, none is of greater importance ... than a thorough knowledge of Construction ... Nothing is so well calculated to insure the Architect's success in life, as without this knowledge, which can only be obtained by great experience and attentive observation, formed on real practice, all his other acquirements will be of little avail.'(1) John Soane had a passionate belief in right building which, at first glance, his buildings scarcely reveal. (Think for instance of the shallow dome over his Breakfast Room - AR August 1995: it is difficult to see quite how that could be …
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Publication information: Article title: Soane's Time and Space. Contributors: Davey, Peter - Author. Magazine title: The Architectural Review. Volume: 199. Issue: 1188 Publication date: February 1996. Page number: 20+. © 2008 EMAP Architecture. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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