Chris Dyson visits Clifford’s Tower at York. Read about his impressions here.

” This once rather gloomy green and moldy corner of York that I visited from Dewsbury in my youth has been transformed by a gentle Midas-like touch. Clifford’s Tower is a Norman motte-and-bailey castle, but somehow its grandeur is lacking, perhaps because it is surrounded by car parking, though admittedly now less than before.”

 ” The words of a recognized master come to mind: “Knowing how to do things not just with the head, but with the hands as well: this might seem a programmatic and ideological goal. It is not. It is a way of safeguarding creative freedom.” – Renzo Piano”

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