I am pleased to present some of the work of Quinlan Terry from his book Radical Classicism. He was the 2005 winner of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize, classical architecture’s highest honor. This award was established in 2003 in deliberate rivalry to the Modernist Pritzker Prize. His work stands as an elegant and powerful argument for an architecture built to last centuries.
Why is his book called radical? Modernism was once a radical movement, and is now a tired orthodoxy that denies the human demand for poetry, beauty, order, harmony, tradition and reason. To overthrow it and reinstate classical architecture as eternally new, beautiful, stable, and sane, has been about the most radical, challenging and at times lonely ambition any architect in the second half of the twentieth century could have.
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