Jonathan Glancey on 'Sleeping Suburbs, Silenced Cities'
31 January 2014
In the Main Galleries, Burlington House
'No matter how skilled, or sensational their design, fast breeding building types like new city skyscrapers and suburban estates are fast stripping once animated spaces of spirited and animated life. How so? And, if so, what can we do to breathe soul into such sterile places?' – Jonathan Glancey.
Jonathan Glancey is an architectural critic and writer. Until 2012 he was architecture critic for The Guardian. A frequent commentator on architecture, he is author of New British Architecture (1989), The Story of Architecture (2000) and Spitfire: The Biography (2006), among many other works
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