Author Interviews

Sensorial Links: Caz Hildebrand's Life of Spice

11 Jun, 2019

It's hard to think of anyone who could have created 'The Grammar of Spice' with its seamless weaving of decoration and reference, poetry and history. As a designer, Caz Hildebrand has worked on books by some of the people most responsible for broadening the vocabulary of seasoning in western cooking, notably Yotam Ottolenghi, and Sam and Sam Clark of Moro. And, as we shall see, she has had her own journey through the understanding of global cuisines, which has tied into her own work.

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Author Interviews

The Way of the Weimaraners

27 Mar, 2020

A pioneer of video art and conceptualism in the 1970s, American artist William Wegman has had his paintings, photographs, videos and drawings displayed in museums and galleries around the world. But he is most famous for his photographs of Weimaraner dogs, posing for individual portraits or pictured together in a whole host of elaborate set-ups.

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Author Interviews

The Man Who Changed the Way the World Looked

11 Jun, 2019

In the House of Dior’s 70th anniversary year, 'Dior Catwalk' brought together for the first time all the collections, from Christian Dior’s first spectacular show in 1947 to Maria Grazia Chiuri’s debut in 2017. Adélia Sabatini, editor and co-author with Alexander Fury, talks about the detective work involved in unearthing rare photographs and the ways in which Dior’s iconic New Look has been interpreted by the couturier’s successors.

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Author Interviews

Patrick Baty Talks Paints and Pigments

15 Jul, 2020

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

11 Jun, 2019

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?

27 Jul, 2020

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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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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Gabby Dawnay & Alex Barrow discuss the joy and knowledge in children's picture books and striking the right balance between image and text.

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Author Interviews

Catching the Family Beast

11 Jun, 2019

Stephen McLaren, photographer and co-author of 'Family Photography Now' talks to fellow snapper Bill Knight.

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Author Interviews

Roger Ballen and the Theatre of the Absurd

11 Jun, 2019

Alison Cole talks with celebrated photographer Roger Ballen about another of his forays into the theatre of the absurd.

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