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    Saving America’s most architecturally stunning homes

    Saving America’s most architecturally stunning homes

    On 21 February, the George Sturges house in Brentwood, California, was put on the block at Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA). It is the only example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s…

    ‘Song portraits’: What does music by Radiohead, Stevie Wonder & David Bowie look like?

    ‘Song portraits’: What does music by Radiohead, Stevie Wonder & David Bowie look like?

    Synesthesia is a fascinating condition experienced by 2% to 4% of the population, wherein a stimulus of one sense (taste, say) is processed and perceived within the framework of another…

    3,900 Pages of Paul Klee’s Personal Notebooks Are Now Online, Presenting His Bauhaus Teachings (1921-1931)

    3,900 Pages of Paul Klee’s Personal Notebooks Are Now Online, Presenting His Bauhaus Teachings (1921-1931)

    Paul Klee led an artistic life that spanned the 19th and 20th centuries, but he kept his aesthetic sensibility tuned to the future. Because of that, much of the Swiss-German Bauhaus-associated painter’s…

    Classic albums represented as vintage Penguin paperbacks

    Classic albums represented as vintage Penguin paperbacks

    I’ve collected Penguin paperbacks for years; I’ve always been drawn to the groovy mid-century aesthetic of the covers from the pre-1980 era (actually pre-1970 for the really good stuff), with…

    Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms

    Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms

    There is a Francis Bacon pope in Tate Liverpool that is barely a squeak from high camp. It shows the pontiff in sumptuous purple robes, raising his dainty little hands…

    Finnegans Wake – in pictures

    Finnegans Wake – in pictures

    A new illustrated edition of Finnegans Wake, as imagined by artist John Vernon Lord for the Folio Society, matches James Joyce’s extravagant word games with elaborately collaged pictures, shedding a…

    Peter Saville: “I never had to answer to anyone”

    Peter Saville: “I never had to answer to anyone”

    Mr. Saville, why did you want to be a graphic designer? I spent my time in school painting stuff and my art teacher said, “You could do graphic design.” Basically…

    Sex, death and Rodin: the devilish bronze rediscovered after 100 years

    Sex, death and Rodin: the devilish bronze rediscovered after 100 years

    Auguste Rodin made sculpture modern by wrestling with its past. His art is a tangled sensual battle of old and new in which Michelangelo and the classical nude give birth…

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