‘J.R.R. Tolkien was an author, and Imre Makovecz was an architect. But while they may be divided by their crafts,
the two men were, I argue, united in spirit.
Both Tolkien and Makovecz saw in the modern world that something had gone awry; that something had been lost. Both figures knew that they could not resurrect the dead, or bring the long-lost past back to life, but they could reimagine it in a way particular to them and the unique talents they possessed.’