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Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Classic Revival and the Post-Modern


Completed in 1885 and designed by Colonial architect James Barnet, the Lismore Courthouse ticks all the boxes in the Classic Revival/Italianate Style. To the west sits the 'new' Courthouse built in 1983. It's style mimics the original and also ticks all the boxes of the Post-Modernist style.
It is easy to be critical of the new addition on grounds of unoriginality but then we would have to lay the same charges against Barnet, so therefore I find both buildings guilty of theft but hand down a suspended sentence on the grounds of simplicity and beauty.

2 comments:

  1. Haha! A very fair sentence for this architectural misdemeanor Mark..Very cleve, a really enjoyable post this Sunday morning!

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