Even if the sexual activity of Gill was not widely known in 1931 when this classic work was first published, his repeated references to “love-making” might have suggested that his interests were not purely typographical. On the latter subject, he is authoritative: “Lettering is for us the Roman alphabet.”
Western Art Movements In The 20th Century And After
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Saturday 27 July 2013
'It has a jolly, Mexican-seaside vibe, not something you often find in Shoreditch'
Saturday 20 July 2013
Sven Helbig is a young German composer equally drawn to classical, pop and hip-hop modes, probably most famous for his orchestrations on Pet Shop Boys' Battleship Potemkin and The Most Incredible Thing. That populist spirit informs this debut release, with emotionally expansive pieces restricted to pop-song length.
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Tuesday 04 June 2013
An internationally renowned artist from Cornwall who was found guilty of a string of sex charges against children has avoided prison.
Saturday 11 May 2013
Things are looking up – the first Chagall UK show in 15 years
Wednesday 20 February 2013
In the second of his series The Sound and the Fury: a Century of Music, Ian MacMillan addressed what he described as "one of the most ruthlessly experimental periods in the whole history of music." The adverb was intriguing. From whom was pity being withheld exactly? The audience, which explicitly became an irritating inconvenience to some composers? Or the composers themselves, who emerged from the horrors of totalitarianism to find themselves wrapped in a kind of elective cultural tyranny?
Sunday 03 February 2013
Kurt Schwitters, the German one-man avant-garde, was neglected in his adopted Britain but did the spadework for generations of artists
Sunday 23 December 2012
Over-familiarity with the Surrealist has bred contempt, but beyond the showmanship there was a true talent for invention
Thursday 13 December 2012
The 26-year-old man who defaced a Rothko painting hanging at London's Tate Modern gallery has been jailed for two years.
Tuesday 13 November 2012
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Saturday 27 October 2012
Collection Mony Vibescu
Friday 26 October 2012
Anti-regime forces made major advances in Syria's largest city yesterday, claiming to have seized new areas in fighting on the eve of an internationally mandated ceasefire that will theoretically run until Monday.
Saturday 13 October 2012
Global Outlook The Tbilisi bar owner preferred to remain nameless. Given what he was about tell The Independent about his predictions for Georgia under its newly elected prime minister, you can understand why.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
A 1909 oil painting by Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky is poised to sell for as much as $30 million (£18.9 million) when it hits the auction block at Christie's this autumn, the auction house said today.
Sunday 19 August 2012
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