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Architecture & Design

Pop Art Design, Barbican Art Gallery, London

The interaction of art and shopping makes us uneasy. “Looks like a shop window display” is a phrase I’ve used to dismiss an exhibition on more than one occasion.

Art Goes Pop!: Pop Art Design at the Barbican

The Barbican has popped out in a profusion of colours, logos and forms for its celebration of Pop Art in Pop Art Design.

The Glamour of Italian Fashion: 1945-2014 - Victoria and Albert Museum

This exhibition is a comprehensive study of Italian fashion from the end of the Second World War right up until the present day. The story of Italian fashion will be explored by focusing on a number of individuals and organisations that have contribut

Victoria and Albert exhibition could lend new glamour to Italian fashion

Richard Burton once said that in the nine months Elizabeth Taylor spent in Rome filming Cleopatra, she learned just one word of Italian: "Bulgari", the jewellers.

Dazzling V&A show to celebrate the best of Italian style

Elizabeth Taylor's engagement diamonds and a dress worn by Audrey Hepburn are among the glamorous items set to feature in a new V&A exhibition.

Frank Gehry's first London building is coming

Gehry joins Sir Norman Foster in £8bn Malaysian-backed plan to transform derelict site with 3,500 flats, shops and offices

The First Bohemians: Life and Art in London's Golden Age by Vic Gatrell - review

Sumptuously produced, this romp through history celebrates the drunkenness, poverty, sex and art of 18th-century London For most of its history, England was something of a cultural backwater. Before 1700, it had to recruit most of its leading artists fro

Pop Art Design, Barbican Gallery - exhibition review

We know Pop art so well that it’s almost become a caricature, so shows which offer an alternative view are always welcome.

Beyond El Dorado exhibition at The British Museum is pure gold

The British Museum’s latest foray into the treasures of the pre-Columbian Americas starts with a glistening wall of gold, before plunging you into an unearthly darkness.

The Pop Art Design exhibition at the Barbican is superbly staged

Size matters in the world of pop art. And, in this first major show to explore the interplay between the movement’s artists and designers, its titans jostle for dominance.