Classicists were no craftsmen

Frank Lloyd Wright house in Phoenix

Classical architecture of the Italian renaissance had already rejected many of the craft-reliant aspects of the architecture of the Middle Ages — Geoffrey Scott criticised the gothic revival for its demand for craftsmanship which had been lost due to the “simpler” construction required in classical architecture — so it is ...

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