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Discover the secrets behind iconic movie scenes and step inside the minds of some of history's greatest filmmakers. These extraordinary books on the history of cinema are must-haves for any lover of film.

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Paula Rego and the power of paint

09 Jun, 2022

The artist's visual stories of power, desire, and transgression are more relevant and raw than ever.

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In 2020, the Art Fund's crowd-funding campaign successfully saved Derek Jarman's Prospect Cottage. Here, we revisit the boundless energy of his art, film, activism — and gardening.

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Dr Ben Ware on how we can interpret Francis Bacon’s art philosophically.

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Books to look forward to in 2020

11 Mar, 2020

We take a look at ten of our best new books for 2020.

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'Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World' brings to life ancient civilizations that have left their trace in our language and culture. Here, discover the lingering influences of the Sabine Women, Boudica and the Goths.

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Three women artists you need to know

09 Apr, 2020

Get to know three of the extraordinary artists featured in 'Art Essentials: Women Artists'.

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The myth and reality of Troy

10 Aug, 2020

Troy is a city of the imagination, as much as an archaeological fact. A recent show at the British Museum explored the Trojan myths and truths that have captivated us for more than 3,000 years.

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Rediscovering Vogue's Jessica Daves

07 Apr, 2020

Author Rebecca Tuite explores the life and times of the under-appreciated Jessica Daves, one of only seven editors-in-chief of American 'Vogue', whose legacy has been ignored—until now.

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Peter Dawson on 'Type Directory'

30 Apr, 2020

We talked to Peter Dawson, author, designer and former board member of the International Society of Typographic Designers, about how typography affects the way we interact.

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