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From Ancient Greek sculptures to Islamic calligraphy, written language has been an element of artistic. We turn to 'The Word is Art' to ask how artists use words in the age of Twitter and textspeak?

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Travellers' Tales: a Photo Essay

27 Nov, 2018

Pierre Le-Tan’s illustrations and Bertil Scali’s entertaining pen portraits tell the stories of the world’s most celebrated owners of Louis Vuitton luggage.

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Author Interviews

Klaus Voormann - Jamming With John

28 Nov, 2018

Klaus Voormann, designer of album artwork for 'Revolver' and bass player for 'Imagine' recalls the atmosphere on the recording sessions.

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We take an interactive, in-depth look at one of Pieter Bruegel the Elder's stunning paintings, 'Hunters in the Snow'.

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#FranklinsBookClub Competition

11 Jun, 2019

Children created their own magical story for a chance of winning a Franklin tote bag and a Franklin book bundle.

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'Rock Graphic Originals: Revolutions in Sonic Art from Plate to Print ‘55–’88' presents counterculture’s psychedelic poster art from its beat origins to its stadium rock zenith.

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2018 marked the passing of 100 years since the deaths of four major Viennese modernists — Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Koloman Moser, and Otto Wagner — and the Austrian capital is celebrating in style with a number of centenary exhibitions and events. But the extraordinary flourishing of Vienna’s fin-de-siècle wasn’t just about radical nudes, big buildings, and these four famous men. Our new book, 'Vienna 1900 Complete', explores all artistic fields of this remarkable cultural moment, with a particular focus on its all too often overlooked female practitioners.

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Who Was Ashurbanipal?

11 Jun, 2019

Warrior. Scholar. Empire builder. King slayer. Lion hunter. Librarian. The major exhibition at The British Museum in November was about one of history’s greatest forgotten kings – Ashurbanipal. Never heard of him? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone! Here is a quick guide to this powerful and fascinating ancient ruler.

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Author Interviews

Beyond the Camera with Robert Fairer

14 Nov, 2018

American Vogue’s renowned backstage photographer, Robert Fairer, takes us behind-the-scenes of one of the most influential fashion houses in the world.

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As NASA marked its sixtieth anniversary in October last year, we looked back at some of the most important milestones in spaceflight and discovery, taken from 'The History of Space Exploration'.

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