As if the V&A wasn’t enough of a treasure trove already, the master curators have just opened a new suite of renovated galleries that tell the complex tale of the rise of global powers and markets.Read more
E-readers have their place, we grudgingly concede, but if you want to revel in the majesty of an ancient map, discover a different side to East London at night, or find out about the links between contemporary art and religion, nothing beats a lavishly illustrated art book. Below, we round-up the best new publications of 2015 to wrap for you loved ones or snag for yourself this Christmas.Read more
Type the word ‘Eames’ into eBay and more than 7,000 results appear. You’ll see examples of their classic designs for sale, such as the stackable ‘DSS’ chair molded from fibreglass, which first appeared on the market in the early 1950s and soon filled school halls across America. But you’ll also find as many knock-offs – the Eames brand must be among the most imitated on the planet.Read more
In a body of work full of paradoxes and apparent impossibilities, perhaps the greatest conundrum about Dutch artist MC Escher is that everyone knows his art, and no one knows anything about him.Read more
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Photography in London
Addicted to Instagram or permanently attached to your SLR? Even if your camera roll is totally empty, you'll find a way to appreciate London photography; we have the widest variety of styles in some of the best exhibitions at the most beautiful galleries. Find them in a flash with our guide to photography in London.