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Author Interviews

Fifty English Steeples

17 Feb, 2017

The founder of architectural practice Flannery & de la Pole, author Julian Flannery has always been fascinated by historic buildings. His architect’s training affords him special insight, and in addition to English medieval parish churches, he has made a close study of Hampton Court Palace and was involved in its restoration in 1986. His book 'Fifty English Steeples' is testament to a lifelong passion: here he talks about the lure of architectural drawing, Victorian restorations and the beauty of the medieval landscape

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Joe Muggs speaks to DJ Semtex about his definitive volume on the essence, experience and energy that is hip-hop.

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Bosch: The 5th Centenary Exhibition

13 Feb, 2017

The surreal, the comic and downright horrifying collide in the extraordinary paintings of Jheronimus Bosch. Following a year of celebrations, this book marked the Prado’s historic exhibition and the fifth centenary of the Netherlandish master’s death.

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Author Interviews

This Way Madness Lies

22 Feb, 2017

Asylums, madhouses, mental hospitals – Bedlam: the names given to institutions for the mentally ill have changed almost as much as our attitudes. Writer, curator and cultural historian Mike Jay talks about changing perceptions of mental illness since the 17th century.

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Bawa: The Sri Lanka Gardens

21 Feb, 2017

Getting even: How Geoffrey Bawa – architect to the world – was inspired by envy of his brother’s garden.

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Art Deco Sculpture

20 Feb, 2017

From sinuous curves to machine-age lines, the shape of Art Deco sculpture held up a mirror to its turbulent age.

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Sergio Larrain: Valparaiso

29 Jan, 2017

The new, expanded 'Valparaiso' is a haunting visual evocation of Chile's Pacific Coast port, as well as a philosophical handbook for spiritually enlightened living.

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We are saddened to learn of the passing of Tom Phillips, whose 'A Humument' was a 'defining masterpiece of postmodernism'. Here, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary edition, Phillips explained his half-century-long endeavour.

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