'The definition of an architect," said an exasperated Lord Blake, provost of Queen's College, Oxford, on the completion of the long-delayed, over-budget, leaky-roofed Florey student accommodation building, "is someone you employ only once."
Her fans consider her a bloody-minded genius, her detractors a 'starchitect' of convoluted fantasies. As the Serpentine Sackler gallery opens in London, she talks about resisting rectangular design – and why she'd be happy to build in Syria.
This lavish survey recalls some great art of the past 20 years. It is also, like any list, a hostage to fortune It goes without saying that giving a book the title 100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age is a hostage to fortune. We lack the necessary
Villa designed for Santa Barbara cliffs to grace lakeside south of Bristol, with blessing of Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Frank Lloyd Wright may have been dead for over 50 years, but that hasn't stopped the cape-wearing architect from building beyond th
Pearls have long been associated with wealth, royalty and glamour. The Victoria & Albert Museum celebrates the history of pearls in this extensive exhibition featuring pearls from early ancient Rome through to the present day.
From a Roman hair clip to a £1m tiara, plus the string Joe DiMaggio gave Marilyn Monroe on their honeymoon, here's our pick of the 200 pieces on show at the V&A's new Pearls exhibition, which runs from 21 September to 19 January 2014.