Paradise Possible

From the Aug/Sept 2017 Print Edition

When exactly did utopia become less interesting than dystopia? The vision of a grim and gray future is just as much a fantasy as that of a perfectly ordered society, but somehow it is the grim one that now captures our attention. The descriptions of a glistening City of the Sun or a New Atlantis . . . . Continue Reading »

Pointed Principles

From the November 2014 Print Edition

Imperial Gothic: Religious Architecture and High Anglican Culture in the British Empire, ?c. 1840–70? by g. a. bremner ?yale, 364 pages, $95 Over the course of a few years in the 1840s, the colonial architecture of high-church Anglicanism progressed from timorous neo-gothic copyism to . . . . Continue Reading »