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Five fashion books for your coffee table

From a collection of rare Audrey Hepburn prints to the history of corsets, we list our five favourite fashion coffee table books.<p>1. Audrey Hepburn: …

Museum Bookstore launches a personal shopping service

Struggling to find the right book-shaped present for that special someone, want to indulge in some cultural armchair travel or need help selecting a …

Our five favourite coffee-table books

October has begun with its reds and golds, dewy cobwebs and delicate mists. And as the nights draw in, our thoughts are increasingly turning to …

Judging a book by its cover

<b>In this blog, we explore the artistry involved in the design of exhibition catalogues - all</b> <b>those details that make catalogues such beautiful and</b> …

The Marxist, the Industrialist and the Murals

In 1931 the Detroit Institute of Arts invited the Mexican Marxist artist, Diego Rivera (1886-1957) to create a mural cycle in the museum that would …

The 10 best film scenes in museums

From covert meetings between spies and elaborate art heists to the beginnings of love affairs and tender moments of self-reflection, museums have …

Winifred Knights, Dulwich Picture Gallery: these exquisite, never been shown artworks are a revelation: review

If the British artist Winifred Knights (1899-1947) is remembered at all today, it is for a single picture: The Deluge (1920), in the Tate.<p>This striking scene, with its dynamic sideways rhythm, in which 21 figures clamber away from a waterfall towards a mountain, won a prestigious award, and made …

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, review: 'eclectic, whimsical chaos'

Every year the Summer Exhibition tries to sex up its game by getting a leading contemporary artist to provide a fresh new spin on the hanging of the vast number of works it displays. And every year two inalienable factors remain unfailingly in play: that the architecture section will be worthy, …

Francis Bacon
Built Environment

Sensation: one of the most controversial art shows of all time

<b>It was the exhibition that prompted protests, vandalism and a media furore, even provoking New York's Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani to try to evict the</b> …

Art
Architecture

This Is America

A Stuart Davis retrospective.<p>The ebullient paintings of Stuart Davis, surveyed in a retrospective aptly titled “In Full Swing,” at the Whitney Museum, rank either at the peak of American modern art or a bit to the side of it, depending on how you construe “American” and “modern.” (And perhaps throw …

Art