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Ayla Lepine


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    ‘Architecture does not teach us what the sacred is, but it may touch it and draw others to it’Subscription

    25 March, 2016

    A holy place should not be a temple to the architect; architecture itself is not divine

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    Modern monasteriesSubscription

    13 June, 2015

    The magnificent ruin of St Peter’s Cardross has recently been thrown a lifeline after decades of neglect, but many other significant buildings commissioned by religious orders remain under threat

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    Queer Gothic: architecture, gender and desireSubscription

    20 January, 2015

    Through a historical study of the connections between architecture, gender and desire, Ayla Lepine reveals the invisibility and marginalisation of queer history

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    Catholic Taste: Building the Modern ChurchSubscription

    29 August, 2014

    Interweaving religious and architectural debate, a study of the modern church charts the changing expression of Roman Catholic identity

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    Kenneth Clark: Lord of CivilisationSubscription

    19 June, 2014

    Kenneth Clark’s contributions to the AR implored readers to become critical observers of the architectural modernity around them

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    Goths and HeathensSubscription

    5 March, 2014

    GA Bremner’s beautifully illustrated tome presents colonial architecture as a symbol and mechanism for social identity

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    Station to Station: Matisse's Chapel in VenceSubscription

    2 November, 2013Comments (1)

    A new book captures the little-known chapel designed by French painter Henri Matisse

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    Et in arcadia ego Subscription

    11 April, 2013

    Ayla Lepine reviews the exhibition White Cube Green Maze: New Art Landscapes taking place at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery

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    Size MattersSubscription

    4 March, 2013

    Ayla Lepine reviews Colossal: Engineering the Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower and Panama Canal by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby

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    Art in ArchitectureSubscription

    23 October, 2012

    The reciprocal and sometimes antagonistic relationship of architecture and painting forms the unifying topic of this otherwise uneven collection of essays