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Tutorials # 8

Beaux Arts Comes to Sheffield

The workshop on elevations demanded a very particular spatial arrangement for the teaching. Desks in a row, tutor on high, talk of proportions – just as it used to be in the good old days.

Beaux Arts 2008

Courtesy of Paul Bower, here is a picture of slave architectural education in Japan, in which a master architect sets a brief, hundreds of students sit on a floor and sketch madly away, and a winner is announced. The Prix de Sendai as it were, in pure confirmation of the continuation of the methods and thereby associated values, of the Beaux Arts.

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Paul asks rhetorically whether to laugh or cry. Cry, Paul, Cry. Here the article on the competition in Sendai, courtesy of Blueprint