Shafts of Light

Filler, Martin
February 2000
New Republic;02/07/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 6, p28
Profiles nineteenth century English architect John Soane. Statement that his unusual handling of interior space and his disregard for classical platitudes characterize his work; Popularity of Soane among mid-twentieth century architects after falling into obscurity; Preference of Soane for minimally ornamented surfaces whose decoration was incised rather than applied; Structures of modern orthodoxy constructed by Soane; Views of young architects on Soane; Expertise of Soane in museum design; Destruction of almost all his work including his masterpiece, the Bank of England; Information on Soane's acclaimed use of light.


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