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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Author Interviews

This Way Madness Lies

11 Jun, 2019

Asylums, madhouses, mental hospitals – Bedlam: the names given to institutions for the mentally ill have changed almost as much as our attitudes. Writer, curator and cultural historian Mike Jay talks about changing perceptions of mental illness since the 17th century.

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