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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Prom 43: Grosvenor/RPO/Dutoit
Prom 44: London Sinfonietta/Academy Ensemble/de Ridder, Royal Albert Hall
Wednesday 15 August 2012
Playing Liszt’s second piano concerto in last year’s opening Prom was nineteen-year-old Benjamin Grosvenor’s big coming-out, but he’s still studying at the Royal Academy, and carving out a niche combining Chopin and Liszt with light showbiz.
Saturday 11 August 2012
In prewar Berlin or madcap California, this mash-up of genres and styles has a serious intent
Saturday 04 August 2012
Dutch composer Richard Rijnvos believes that New York epitomises "the precarious equilibrium between chaos and order", a principle borne out in the two triptychs that comprise Uptown/Downtown.
Sunday 22 July 2012
No one said it would be easy ...
Saturday 21 July 2012
Celebrated artist reveals what she really thinks of her friends and fellow YBAs
Saturday 14 July 2012
Luis Bunuel's absurdist and beautifully staged satire from 1972 centres on six conceited upper-middle-class pals who singularly fail to arrange a dinner party.
Saturday 14 July 2012
Sunday 01 July 2012
Few artists are so defined by a single image, but with no Scream pictures to steal the show, the Norwegian hypochondriac is seen in a new light
Monday 25 June 2012
Previously unseen cut-outs by father of modern art donated to museums by his family
Monday 18 June 2012
Charlotte and Peter Fiell, leading authorities on 20th and 21st century design, have put their London house up for sale
Sunday 20 May 2012
Those who venture beyond Bruges and Brussels to Ghent will find culture, canals and a top B&B. William Cook paid a visit
Friday 20 April 2012
Many know about the death by drowning of WS Gilbert; others are aware that in 1933 Ernest Hemingway, incensed by a review, trashed the Paris bookshop in which he read it. Few could point to these incidents' one degree of separation. Such surprises regularly punctuate the soberly engrossing chronicle which Robert Fraser has created around the life of a poet whose modest fame has burned steadily, almost brightly, since his Thirties emergence as a teenage prodigy.
Friday 06 April 2012
Gorecki may not be a minimalist in the strict sense of the term, but his choral works, in these beautiful interpretations by the National Youth Choir of Great Britain under Mike Brewer, are all about deriving maximum impact from minimal material.
Friday 23 March 2012
Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas
Monday 19 March 2012
It might seem like everything is crashing down around us in Austerity Britain, but judging by the bumper-billion-pound sales figures disclosed by one London auction house, it appears now is the perfect time to cash in on those artistic masterpieces you've left gathering dust in your attic.
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