Re: Re: Pastiche – The Final Solution?

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Frank Taylor

In other art forms, pastiche is not such a pejorative term as in architecture. A literary pastiche is just a work ‘in the style of’ another author, and need not be a pale imitation. Indeed what work of art is truly independent of all its predecessors? Plot constructs, literary devices, srchitectural proportions, compositions of form and musical rhythms may all be ‘inspired’ by previous works. If there’s nothing new its fair to deride a work as derivative, but critics more often praise a film or book for drawing on previous classics.

Often the reason given for not creating buildings in a pastiche style is that it is never done quite right and that the skills used to create the originals are now lost. I don’t buy this.

What does anyone think of this super pastiche ‘Regency style’ development in Donnybrook?

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