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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

18 Jul, 2017

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

04 Jul, 2017

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

02 Jul, 2017

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?

01 Jul, 2017

For those not familiar with the art world, contemporary art – with its unlikely objects and impenetrable language – can seem alien and intimidating. In this interview, curators and authors of 'Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?' Kyung An and Jessica Cerasi do some helpful demystifying.

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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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We take a look at the iconic first ever Dior 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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