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Exhibitions

The best exhibition of architecture I have ever experienced

In praise of the Royal Academy's Sensing Spaces

1 March 2014

9:00 AM

1 March 2014

9:00 AM

Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined

Royal Academy, until 6 April

Curtain walls, dreaming spires, crockets, finials, cantilevers, bush-hammered concrete, vermiculated rustication, heroic steel and delicate Cosmati work are all diverse parts of the architect’s vocabulary. But while Gothic, Classical, Baroque and Modern are well-thumbed volumes in his library of style, the architect’s real language is profound and prehistoric. Or, at least, it consists of prehistoric-style labels.

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