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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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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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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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'Civilization' shows how contemporary photography, notably art photography, is fascinated by — and attempts to decode and communicate — the way we live today.

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Magnum China - Read an Extract

01 Nov, 2018

Many of Magnum’s most renowned photographers have photographed China, returning time and again, their fascination growing in line with the country’s burgeoning accessibility and international influence. We take a look at some of the stunning photos from 'Magnum China'.

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