Letter: Sculpture meets architecture at Stansted, Chartres and Broadgate

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Sir: In trying to picture a home for Peter Dormer ('Lipstick on the face of a gorilla', 9 September), I visualise the following:

Cold, sterile beams of artificial sunlight angled with the accuracy of Pythagoras, fall from the functional skylight on to the geometric chromium units which hide the necessary but abhorrent clutter of everyday life.

These personal objects constantly threaten to break out into a terrible kind of colourful and joyful anarchy, infusing the drab surroundings with their vibrant gyrations.

There is no art here; the inhabitant is visually fallow, yet better trained than any artist with their delinquent education and unique originality. No, he cuts through the detritus of speculative imagery and has honed his pictorial stimulation to bold intellectual statements; black, white and grey, square, bleak and flat]

This house is 'Architecture with spots on', but what is the disease and who are the carriers?

Yours faithfully,


Westerham, Kent

9 September