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
From the smart and discreet to the more eye-catching, with one of these organisers you’ll never miss an appointment again
Saturday 27 October 2012
Collection Mony Vibescu
- 1 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Australia incest case: Deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
- 4 Physicists discover 'clearest evidence yet' that the Universe is a hologram
- 5 Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white