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The Philistine – July 2021

Bristol University is building a new library. The very idea 404 Not Found is enough to send shivers down the spine: any British institution that decides 404 Not Found to build something new is almost certain to add


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to the accumulated ugliness of the world. And so it is in

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this case. The design that the University has accepted combines banality with monstrosity: […]

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The Philistine – March 2021

Anthony Daniels Some years ago, I published an article in which I alleged that one of the most beautiful old towns in England had been devastated aesthetically by corrupt

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decisions of the council to permit modernist redevelopment. This created a certain stir in the town, and I was asked to 404 Not Found appear on the local radio station with a town
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councillor.  […]

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The Philistine: The Scourge of Sculpture Trails – January 2021

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in The Philistine

The Philistine: Christo has Died

Anthony Daniels One should not speak ill of the dead, of course, but the length of the interval before

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one may decently do so depends on the public prominence of the deceased. He or she who lives by notoriety 404 Not Found asks to be reprehended by notoriety, and alas it is the aim of many
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artists (I use the term without entering […]

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The Philistine: Nîmes Old and New

Anthony Daniels I see that the 404 Not Found architect, Richard Rogers, is to retire at the age of 87. This is an excellent thing, of


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course, but unfortunately it comes seventy years too late. 404 Not Found Rogers has

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done as much as anyone to make the world a little uglier (and locally, much uglier); in that sense he has been very […]