13 September 2011 | By Andrea Klettner
Will Alsop's desk
BD takes a look at the workspaces of architects
Will Alsop said: “My desk is behind me.”
“No space for me!”
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Are you sure the quote wasn't actually: "My best is behind me"?
= lots of theory, no substance and no work.
This is a portrait of Mr. Allsop showing off the weight of his library and intellectual pretending and expensive watch, spectacles and ring.
Brilliant! What else is there to be seen or said ? Architects' desks it would seem are rather boring !
This chap almost has more books than my uncle at his Shrewsbury pad, jolly good I say! Willsy has also got a good heavy watch on for keeping his pimp hand strong when not sketching, good stuff! I should hope a man his his impecable taste would be sporting a Breitling or something equally classy.Word in Hoxton is that he reads books so fast their spines fall off!!! How delightful!
Freddie, it would be jolly good if you uncle could offer the poor chap a bookcase or two. This man is not a Heseltine-type who "buys his own furniture" but a good man on hard times who had his shelves ransacked by his previous business partners.
I agree with Ridley and Jones on this one: Will has just escaped the clutches of Fred the Shred and all those bounders at RMJM, who do not even pay their servants on time. Surely an old boy from Will's school could give lend him a bookcase.
Highly irregular of Wills to wear false glasses - comedic as they may be how are we to gauge whether he is awake or asleep? Reminds me of 3rd form geography lessons back at Eton - Mr Atters was a frightful bore. Jolly good work on the caddish book indexing - complete disarray. Bravo!
Frightfully observant, Corbridge. The poor blighter is wearing fake spectacles from a joke shop. He is on hard times, Wills. Funny coincidence, this is also rather like my old geography master Harrow, but he could hardly afford a wristwatch but at least managed a few bookcases.
Jones - I took your advice and had a word with uncle Dicky. But alas, he has no shelves only a couple of spare large Tudor mantlepieces, kicking aboutfrom the last refub. Well, I had to tell him they just wouldn't do for Wills! Can you imagine shelving on a warped mantel? I don't think so - I said.Dicky suggested that he contact Sothebys and see if they can give him the heads up on where all the Chatsworth clear out stuff went to; he'll most probably be able to pick up a nice shelf or two out of that lot, Ho ho!
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