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From bomb sites to Bulgari: V&A falls under the spell of Italian glamour

The word glamour originally meant magic or enchantment: to "cast a glamour" was to cast a spell to make something appear different from reality.

Designs of the Year 2014: Review

A floating school in a Nigerian lagoon, a transport app and a wheel chair that adapts to the child are just some of the nominations that are up for this year’s Designs of the Year. With a number of designs in numerous categories such as architecture

How William Kent became 18th-century Britain’s master designer

New exhibition at the V&A celebrates the life of the Yorkshireman with ‘polymath talents’ and a ‘magpie-brain’

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum

Initiating the tercentenary of the arrival of the Hanoverians and thus the foundation of our German royal family, this startling and beguiling exhibition of the work of the polymath William Kent (1685-1748) crams 200 objects – drawings, paintings, plan

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain Review

Architect, furniture designer and landscape architect, William Kent’s influence on design in early Georgian Britain caused a mixture of opinions both when he was alive and after his death. This latest exhibition at the V&A is one of the many events

Darth Vader, Spider-Man and Roxy Music: Haim Steinbach and Martino Gamper at Serpentine

Looks can be deceiving: Haim Steinbach's show at the Serpentine Gallery seems like a garden-variety canvas-on-wall exhibition.

Darth Vader, Spider-Man and Roxy Music: Haim Steinbach and Martino Gamper at Serpentine

Looks can be deceiving: Haim Steinbach's show at the Serpentine Gallery seems like a garden-variety canvas-on-wall exhibition.

V&A explores exuberance of Georgian architect and designer William Kent

Man who designed Horse Guards was also extravagant stylist and opportunist who helped create 'brand Britain', says curator e

Haim Steinbach and Martino Gamper’s art shows at The Serpentine are both quirky and sophisticated

US artist Haim Steinbach started out painting tiny bars on the edges of rather dull monochrome squares.

Haim Steinbach and Martino Gamper’s art shows at The Serpentine are both quirky and sophisticated

US artist Haim Steinbach started out painting tiny bars on the edges of rather dull monochrome squares.