Architecture & Design

Terror And Wonder: The British Library Goes Gothic

Everybody knows a ghost story or has seen a film that’s scared them witless, but how did this spooky genre first come about?

Constructing Worlds review the battered, beautiful and barely credible

From 1930s America to Pyongyang now, the work of 18 photographers captures the extreme and humdrum nature of buildings.

‘Ming: 50 Years that changed China’, at the British Museum

The exhibition illuminates a half-century slice of life in China shortly before the establishing of regular commercial links with Europe.

Movies’ love affair with the metropolis

A look at film makers’ enduring interest in city street life and skyscrapers

Beauty and bloodbaths in the Ming dynasty

A million-strong army, exquisite opulence and paranoically violent rulers as a new show opens at the British Museum, Julia Lovell explains how the Ming dynasty put China at the centre of the world.

Ming: 50 Years That Changed China, British Museum - exhibition review: 'This is a sparkling show'

The curators allow a great wealth of objects to tell the story of China's imperial dynasty at its height.

The World of Charles and Ray Eames - The Barbican

Considered to be among the most important designers of the 20th Century, Charles & Ray Eames, this exhibition surveys their careers. It also looks at the extraordinary work of the Eames office, where a number of pioneering and influential designs were for

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector - The Barbican

This is the first major exhibition in the UK to present the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists. Many of their collections contain a mixture of mass-produced memorabilia, one-of-a-kind objects and rare artefacts. By presenting th

The Riot Club; Ming at the British Museum; percussionist Colin Currie

The Riot Club, whose cast includes Max Irons and Jessica Brown Findlay, is a film based on Laura Wade's play Posh, about a fictional elite Oxford University male members club. Rachel Cooke reviews.