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Building plate / poster 'Another Letter in the Wall' at Alphabetum, West, Den Haag, Richard Niessen, 2019 (photo: Jhoeko (detail))
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Built model 'Another Letter in the Wall' at Alphabetum, West, Den Haag, Richard Niessen, 2019 (photo: Jhoeko (detail))

4. Another Letter in the Wall

According to some hermetic traditions God created the world using a combination of letters. Thereupon, any architecture may be coded and therefore deciphered, with holy sites emerging as investigation areas. How many secret alphabets exist hidden in the depths of the architecture surrounding us? Many toys have been invented to introduce us to the hermetic rhetoric of some architectural alphabets from the earliest age.

In this last Suite we will find out how Hendrik Wijdeveld, Karel Martens and Wim Crouwel approached the composition of the printed page with the same intuition as a construction worker, we will learn how to write words that automatically create charming village squares or fantastic, unpredictable “fairy palaces”.