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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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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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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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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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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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A robust corrective to the notion of the 20th century as the age of abstraction, Timothy Hyman’s vision of modernism is as compelling as one of his paintings.

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As Vogue's backstage photographer, Robert Fairer had unprecedented, intimate access to the fashion designers at work. On the occasion of the publication of 'Alexander McQueen: Unseen', a unique collection of photographs shot at McQueen's most celebrated shows over a period of 16 years, he talks about the designer's genius and how technology has changed behind-the-scenes forever.

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Author Interviews

Fifty English Steeples

11 Jun, 2019

The founder of architectural practice Flannery & de la Pole, author Julian Flannery has always been fascinated by historic buildings. His architect’s training affords him special insight, and in addition to English medieval parish churches, he has made a close study of Hampton Court Palace and was involved in its restoration in 1986. His book 'Fifty English Steeples' is testament to a lifelong passion: here he talks about the lure of architectural drawing, Victorian restorations and the beauty of the medieval landscape

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