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In the over 70 years since the foundation of the world’s greatest photo agency, Magnum has achieved mythical status, becoming a byword for quality, integrity and arguably for photography itself. Its 91 members defy easy categorization, but together they share a commitment to photographic storytelling that transcends simplistic distinctions between art and reportage.

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Plywood is synonymous with flat-pack furniture or stacks of boards on a building site, but its remarkable versatility has made it indispensable in products from planes, cars and boats to architecture and furniture.

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Features

Judging by the Cover

11 Jun, 2019

Founded in 1967 by Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell and Peter Christopherson, Hipgnosis gained legendary status in graphic design, transforming the look of album art forever and winning five Grammy nominations for package design. This is the story of how art invaded the world of vinyl albums in the late 1970s.

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Joshua Roberton and Rebecca Cleal of White Duck Editions have been screen printing in their Bath based studio since 2005. They have collaborated with Noma Bar on several projects, making exclusive prints and reproductions for books and magazines, as well as the new limited-edition career retrospective 'Noma Bar: Bittersweet'.

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How do writers and citizens in the different countries of the world view their own past? What key events and influences shaped those perspectives? And how accurate are the views from foreign commentators? In 'Histories of Nations' leading writers and scholars from 28 countries give thoughtful, engaging accounts of their own nations history. Read an exclusive introductory extract here.

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Author Interviews

The Man Who Changed the Way the World Looked

11 Jun, 2019

In the House of Dior’s 70th anniversary year, 'Dior Catwalk' brought together for the first time all the collections, from Christian Dior’s first spectacular show in 1947 to Maria Grazia Chiuri’s debut in 2017. Adélia Sabatini, editor and co-author with Alexander Fury, talks about the detective work involved in unearthing rare photographs and the ways in which Dior’s iconic New Look has been interpreted by the couturier’s successors.

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A unique portrait of the Château of Versailles, including 250 previously unseen images from the archives of the palace's four official photographers.

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Alice Hawkins is a photographer: fashion is just part of what she does, combining it with other elements to produce something different, a celebration of her subjects that gives them ‘a platform to speak to the world’. Armed with wit and her remarkable blonde hair, Alice shoots for publications including 'POP', 'LOVE', 'i-D', 'Ponystep', 'Garage' and 'Vogue'.

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Nine years after Olafur Eliasson’s acclaimed, and now legendary, installation for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, 'The Weather Project', 2003, the Danish-Icelandic artist created a serenely confident site-specific art work entitled 'Your Glacial Expectations', 2012.

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Features

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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