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Agitprop, love trucks and leaflet bombs: the art of protest

Titles can be misleading, and in case you have visions of microwave ovens running amok or washing machines crunching up the parquet, be reassured — or disappointed.

Andrew Lambirth | The Spectator

Frankenstein exhibition: how the monster changed shape

British Library to display first image of Frankenstein's monster in an exhibition charting the changing face of Mary Shelley's creation.

Anita Singh | The Telegraph

The Cheesegrater a tower of no small ambition

Overlook, if you can, its crass shape and enjoy instead the dazzling details that elevate Richard Rogers's Cheesegrater.

Rowan Moore | The Guardian

From Lloyds to Leadenhall: a tale of two buildings

Lead architect Graham Stirk gives a guided tour of 'The Cheesegrater' aka the Leadenhall building, standing at 225m, the tallest office tower ever to be built in Britain.

David Levene and Noah Payne-Frank | Robert Booth | The Guardian

From Kate Moss to Marilyn Manson, Wedding Dresses 1775–2014 is beautiful at the V&A

This exhibition is every bride-to-be’s dream; it's not only looking at the evolution of wedding wear (men are, briefly, included too), but also a stunning look at how what we wear when we get married reflects who we are.

Culture 24 | Stephanie Pomfrett

Disobedient Objects, V&A - exhibition review

Activist art may make for a moving show but the museum’s new approach to collecting is truly radical.

Evening Standard | Robert Bevan

Louis Kahn, Design Museum - exhibition review

This first major survey of Louis Kahn’s splendid work in decades features 60 models, films, photographs, notebooks and other personal effects which illuminate his enigmatic life and death.

Evening Standard | Robert Bevan

Tate Britain is comical, creepy and a little bit crazy for opening doors to British Folk Art

Imagine a show on the history of modern sculpture that filled a gallery with, say, washroom fittings and unmediated bicycle parts.

Culture 24 | Mark Sheerin

Judith Weir; Eamonn Holmes reviews Believe

In tonight's Front Row: Judith Weir talks to John Wilson about being appointed Master Of The Queen's Music, and Eamonn Holmes - Manchester United superfan - reviews the film, Believe, about Sir Matt Busby's last great coaching challenge.

BBC Front Row | John Wilson

Sheer delight

The Tate’s new show of Brobdingnagian shop signs, evocative stitchery, glorious figureheads from ships and collaged pictures is both timely and hideously overdue.

Andrew Lambirth | The Spectator