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The Philistine – July 2021

Bristol University is building a new library. The very idea is enough to send shivers down the spine:


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

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The Philistine: The Scourge of Sculpture Trails – January 2021

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The Philistine: Christo has Died

Anthony Daniels One should not speak ill of the dead, of course, but the length of the interval before one may decently do so depends on the public prominence of the deceased. He

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or she who 404 Not Found lives by notoriety asks to be reprehended by notoriety, and alas it is the
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aim of many artists (I use the term without entering […]

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The Philistine: Nîmes Old and New

Anthony Daniels I see that the


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Richard Rogers, is to retire at the age of 87. This is an excellent 404 Not Found thing, of course, but unfortunately it comes seventy years too late. Rogers has done as much as anyone to make the world a little uglier (and locally, much uglier); in that sense he has been very successful. He has […]