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In-depth look at a true masterbuilder

Ove Arup: Masterbuilder Of The 20th Century, by Peter Jones, Yale University Press, €36.75.

13th January, 2007

Ove Arup: Masterbuilder Of The 20th Century, by Peter Jones, Yale University Press, €36.75.

The nature of contemporary buildings in any era is that - if they are truly contemporary and therefore innovative - they will almost certainly be controversial.

Ireland’s public rows over structures - be they recent, such as the Spire, or more dated, such as Busaras between 1945 and 1953 - are minor compared to the truly great rows. No row was...

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