SITWELL FRIENDS

Fifty years ago, Osbert Sitwell’s autobiography was widely acclaimed “as one of the masterpieces of 20th-century writing in English. Today most of Sitwell’s works, including the autobiography, remain in print, but only in expensive library editions available on special order, and it is doubtful whether many people read them.” Now a new biography. – Boston Globe

REVOLUTIONARY ZEAL

Maybe technology has led to some self-indulgence in modern architecture. But: “historians will surely draw parallels between the computer-driven proliferation of architectural forms at the end of the millennium, and the formal cornucopia that followed the advent of representational tools such as perspective during the Renaissance and projective geometry during the baroque era.”  Architecture Magazine