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Tom Dyckhoff, Christine Negroni and Matthew Raw

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23 April 2017

Episode 407

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Architecture critic Tom Dyckhoff joins us to discuss his new book ‘The Age of Spectacle’, which asks why cities are filling up with increasingly sensationalist buildings. Plus, aviation expert Christine Negroni discusses why some of aviation’s most infamous incidents, as explained in her new publication ‘The Crash Detectives’, are actually creating safer air travel, and ceramic artist Matthew Raw talks us through contemporary craft and his new exhibition ‘Clad’.

23 April 2017

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Chapter 1

Introduction

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Monocle 24’s Henry Rees-Sheridan joins Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards to discuss the week just gone and the next seven days ahead.

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Chapter 2

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Tom Dyckhoff

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Architecture writer and broadcaster Tom Dyckhoff is one of the leading voices on how we inhabit both our buildings and the cities surrounding them. His new book, ‘The Age of Spectacle: Adventures in Architecture and the 21st-Century City’, looks at the recent phenomenon of architecture leaning towards ever-more flashy and monumental structures.

18 minutes

Chapter 3

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Christine Negroni

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We hope you’re sitting comfortably – and on dry land. Christine Negroni is an aviation expert whose latest book, ‘The Crash Detectives: Investigating the World’s Most Mysterious Air Disasters’, is testament to how some of the most infamous air incidents have actually made our journeys safer.

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Matthew Raw

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As part of upcoming London Craft Week, ceramic artist Matthew Raw will be staging his exhibition ‘Clad’. He joins us to discuss the links between craft and the urban environment, where many young crafters are now setting up shop.

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