Utrecht: A Jigsaw of Intimacy
(Koen Vergeer) The Low Countries - 2005, № 13, pp. 184-193
Where does the author start? With a building that no longer exists. ‘The Utrecht', the only genuine Art Nouveau building ever to grace the city, had to make room for a large-scale development of offices and shops known as the Hoog Catharijne. And where does he end? With Van Ravesteyn, ‘the most demolished architect': even his masterpiece, Utrecht Central Station, was finally pulled down to make it possible to shop without a coat in Hoog Catharijne. The circle is complete. A tale that will be endlessly retold. A tale of love, nevertheless, for a city, interwoven with many lines from authors who have lived in or written about Utrecht
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