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Chris Miele

6 April 1995
‘Greek’ Thomson 
edited by Gavin Stamp and Sam McKinstry.
Edinburgh, 249 pp., £35, September 1994, 0 7486 0480 4
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... using round or pointed arches never flagged. Contrary to what English (and chiefly Anglican) architectural theorists have been saying for some time, Thomson did not see Greek architecture as pagan. SamMcKinstry persuasively argues that, for Thomson, the architecture of the Old and New Testaments was Greek, and thus it was uncorrupted by any whiff of Papal or monastic excess. In 1859, the great ...

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