Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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“The fact is however that these extreme positions are not the full story. Some architects have made the leap to modernity and created striking contemporary church architecture that does evoke the valuable connection with tradition”.
Allowing for the difference between “modernity” and “contemporary”, and suggesting that the connection with “tradition” is an essential, Praxiteles would agree that some fine churches have been built in the modern idiom. That point we have made several times (we have mentioned Plecnik; Wagner; Barry Byrne; Gaudi). However, these examples are more the exception than the norm and I do not think that much of what is around in Ireland is anything more than imitative and deficient dross.