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    WORDS AND BUILDINGS

    Some of the great and defining architects of the modern European tradition put their design and process philosophy and intentions into words. Even if you've encountered some of these statements before and whether or not you agree with the attiudes and explanations expressed you may find these thought-provoking today.

    Walter Gropius

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    PAPADOPOULOS GLASS

    While most glass artists treat their medium with care, one of them deliberately shatters it. Cyprus-born, London-based Yorgos Papadopoulos has developed an edgy art form that is attracting international attention. His work exploits the crystalline forms of broken glass and mixes in bold combinations of color to create provocative art panels.

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