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A Swedish forest retreat, a light-filled former London school and a dreamy yellow kitchen hidden in Paris’ Left Bank. From minimalist masterpieces to Art Deco accents, these signature spaces from ‘Wild Kitchen’ are an endless source of kitchen design inspiration.

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From the Neolithic age to contemporary Glasgow, ‘The Story of Scottish Art’ charts an epic 5,000 years of bold creative tradition. In this evocative extract, author Lachlan Goudie visits the tidal island of Oronsay, exploring a powerful and surprising link to his artistic heritage.

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Whether we like it or not, says Bob and Roberta Smith, we’ve been enrolled in the world, and the world is an art school. In this interview, we chat to the artist and activist about his book 'You Are an Artist', exploring curiosity, creativity, arts education and the antidote to Donald Trump.

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Enjoy the Virtual Festival of Geology for free from the comfort of your own home on 7 and 8 November 2020, including an exciting virtual Discovery Room featuring live workshops, experiments and downloads.

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Author Interviews

Colin Renfrew on the power of archaeology

06 Aug, 2020

Professor Colin Renfrew talks about careers, the latest discoveries, and the future of archaeology, to celebrate the new eighth edition of Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice.

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From the humblest forest paths to the most awe-inspiring vistas, the British landscape has both shaped and been shaped by its inhabitants and visitors for millennia. In this illuminating extract from ‘Spirit of Place’, author Susan Owens reflects on a landscape that is at once intimately familiar and infinitely mysterious.

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Fancy an escape to the British seaside? We spoke to writer Christopher Stocks and printmaker Angie Lewin – creators of ‘The Book of Pebbles’ – who allowed us to peek inside their inspiring homes and socially-distant seaside retreats. They’re experts at taking pleasure in the simple things, like pebble collecting, and at bringing the great outdoors in.

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Videos

Video: Craftland Japan

09 Jul, 2020

'Craftland Japan' is a photographic voyage to the remote studios of Japan’s most fascinating and ingenious contemporary craftspeople. Written by designers Uwe Röttgen and Katharina Zettl, the book profiles twenty-five artisans who work with natural materials to produce objects that are intended for everyday life but are worthy of museum display.

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These artisan makers represent the very best in contemporary Japanese craft, as they carry on centuries-old traditions with skill and ingenuity. Here are five craft studios working in the arts of Japanese papermaking, lacquerware, iron casting, indigo dyeing and wood-turning.

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Mountain fog, indigo farms and a friendly Shiba Inu. From first idea to final design flourish, head behind the scenes of 'Craftland Japan' and discover how a six-month campervan road trip became a printed celebration of Japanese craft.

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