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Polaroid – A Different Pencil

11 Jun, 2019

Polaroid’s enduring appeal is more about art than snaps. Put to use by David Bowie, Dennis Hopper and David Hockney, yesterday’s technology has made a lasting impression.

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Charles Saumarez Smith, who has lived in East London since the early 1980s, invites you to join him on his explorations, which are both historical and geographical, describing the unique character of spaces and places new and old.

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Drawn from the British Museum's rich collection, 'Places of the Mind' is the first exhibition devoted to British landscape drawings and watercolours. Here we celebrate 60 works that have never before been either exhibited or published.

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Author Interviews

Patrick Baty Talks Paints and Pigments

11 Jun, 2019

Historic interiors consultant and author of 'Anatomy of Colour' Patrick Baty explains how paint can reveal the secrets of a building’s past.

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Videos

In Conversation: Edward Burtynsky

11 Jun, 2019

Author, lecturer and curator, William A. Ewing, talks to the celebrated photographer, Edward Burtynsky, about his working methods and the breathtaking imagery in his book 'Essential Elements'.

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Author Interviews

Why is Contemporary Art so Scary?

11 Jun, 2019

If you find yourself sympathising with the cleaners who, over the years, have mistaken works of art for piles of rubbish, then curators Kyung An and Jessica Cerasi have got your back. The pair met around ten years ago when they were working as interns at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and since then have become experts at explaining contemporary art to baffled friends and family.

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The Kelmscott Press was disbanded after William Morris’s death over a century ago, but its ethos of making beautiful books accessible to all has inspired publishers, designers and printers ever since.

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Hannah Lane, co-author of 'Dress with Sense: The Practical Guide to a Conscious Closet', is at the forefront of sustainability in fashion and working to reduce waste in the fashion and textile industry. Here she talks about the positive changes that people can make to benefit their wardrobe, their pocket and the environment.

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For the 70th anniversary of the birth of Dior we took a look at the iconic first ever collection: 'New Look' launched in Paris in Spring 1947. This exclusive extract is taken from 'Dior Catwalk: The Complete Collections' – a treasure trove of couture inspiration featuring over 1,100 images.

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Videos

Bittersweet: Noma Bar

11 Jun, 2019

In an extract from his first career retrospective - which includes five thematic volumes of his work and an exclusive signed print - Noma Bar tells how the discovery of his favourite bookshop on Charing Cross Road contributed to his decision to move to London.

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