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« Movies -- Lucia, Delirious, Good Girl | Main | Leon Krier Redux »

August 16, 2002

Leon Krier

Friedrich --

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Have you run across Leon Krier? An architect and town planner, and (roughly speaking) the intellectual godfather behind the New Urbanism movement. (The photo above is of Poundbury, an English town extension he's masterminded.) Fascinating, witty, provocative and, yes, I suppose you'd have to say reactionary, although I'd argue that he's a progressive, cheerful, forward-looking reactionary, not that he needs me making such a ludicrous case.

To tell the truth, I think he's a genius. His thinking and observations get my head spinning on numerous subjects. You can sample his mind here. Here's an appreciation of his great book, Architecture: Choice or Fate?

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Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at August 16, 2002




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Very interesting interview with Krier. Thanks.

Posted by: David on May 26, 2003 10:52 AM






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