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Mid-Century Britain by Elain Harwood; Sandfuture by Justin Beal review – re-evaluating postwar architecture
Two insightful books defend the architecture of the mid-20th century and the reputation of the man whose two most famous buildings were destroyed on TV

Rowan Moore

11, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica graphic short story prize 2021 – enter now!
The annual award for aspiring cartoonists offers the chance to be published in the Observer and win a cheque for £1,000, with past winners going on to land film and book deals

Rachel Cooke

10, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The big picture: ​an epic journey along America’s poverty line
Matt Black reveals the forgotten America on his 100,000-mile trip around its dusty, destitute shacks and trailer parks

Tim Adams

03, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Breakfast time: Christopher Anderson’s best phone picture
‘My daughter has this comedic flair, this sense of timing’

Dale Berning Sawa

02, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Radical Potter: Josiah Wedgwood and the Transformation of Britain by Tristram Hunt – review
An accessible new biography by the director of the V&A repositions the potter as not only a giant of design and manufacturing but a model of the best an entrepreneur can be

Rowan Moore

27, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Home tweet home: how an illustrator captured the intricacy of bird nests
When Susan Ogilvy starting painting nests in her garden she realised there were few pictorial accounts of these complex creations

Killian Fox

26, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘Something magical happens’: the cameras helping refugee children to heal
We talk to the person behind an extraordinary project in Turkey, where children, most of them refugees, have been given old analogue cameras and taught the art of photography

Sean O’Hagan

19, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The big picture: standing out from the crowd in New Delhi, 1984
A lifelong passion for India and its people is evident in Mitch Epstein’s colourful new collection

Tim Adams

19, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The artist, the mafia and the Italian job: is heist mystery about to be solved?
The theft of a vanload of Leon Kossoff’s work haunted the painter for 50 years. Now historians hope some might be recovered

Dalya Alberge

22, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The big picture: a moment of downtime by cinematographer Roger Deakins
The Oscar-winning film-maker’s image, shot on a vintage train in Germany, features in a new book of his off-duty documentary photography

Tim Adams

22, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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This Dark Country by Rebecca Birrell review – Bloomsbury’s female artists
Whether painting apples or Staffordshire dogs, these British female artists saw a radical side to domestic life

Kathryn Hughes

20, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘We always see sex from the man’s view’: Cammie Toloui, the peep show performer who peeped back
Turning her camera on her customers, the sex worker and photojournalist exposed the male gaze to itself – and opened up a world of shame and desire

Diane Smyth

16, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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