In 2002, Tony Blair decided to invade Iraq – not a decision that, on the face of it, has a lot to do with architecture; but one of the articles I am most proud to have written for this paper was the story of a journey I made from one end of Iraq to the other, with Stuart Freedman, an unflappable press photographer. — Guardian
Jonathan Glancey has been the Guardian's architecture and design correspondent for the past 15 years. On the occasion of his last article for the paper he looks back at some of the projects – ancient and modern – that have enchanted him over the past 15 years.
For as long as I can remember, right back to when I was a teenager trying to piece together the story of architecture, the ziggurat at Eridu had been a presence in my life. I was haunted by the thought that somewhere in deepest Mesopotamia, today's southern Iraq, there lay, in ruins and largely hidden under sand, what might be the world's first monumental building: the mother of all architecture in the world's first metropolis. — Jonathan Glancey
... one of the big problems in Britain – a country infamous for its visual illiteracy, or so say outsiders – is that architecture isn't taught to children, not much in the home, and much less at school. What an all-embracing discipline it is, though, for teachers and pupils alike: a fusion of art, maths, geometry, geography, physics, technology, politics, economics and environmental concerns. — guardian.co.uk
Turner Contemporary, a brand-new public art gallery that opens on the seafront at Margate next week, glories in sunlight. — Guardian
Turner Contemporary Margate's brand new gallery opens on April 16th 2011. It stands where JMW Turner painted his epic seascapes. Jonathan Glancey wonders will "it attract artists back to the town? Glancey goes on to write "What Chipperfield has designed is further inland, a bold yet simple gallery...
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