Architecture & Design
Visit Kent’s great gardens rather than this V&A exhibition if you want a more accurate impression of this ‘father of modern gardening’.
“The only word Elizabeth knows in Italian is ‘Bulgari,’” Richard Burton once said.
The V&A’s spring exhibition examines Italy’s contribution to fashion from the end of the Second World War right up until the present day.
Separated in to different sections and featuring everything from evening wear to knitted garments,...
The word glamour originally meant magic or enchantment: to "cast a glamour" was to cast a spell to make something appear different from reality.
In his recent TV essay on brutalism, Jonathan Meades railed against the Georgian era as representing a kind of anodyne British good taste against which anything more weird or daring or ugly is always unfavourably compared.
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...
New exhibition at the V&A celebrates the life of the Yorkshireman with ‘polymath talents’ and a ‘magpie-brain’
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,...
Man who designed Horse Guards was also extravagant stylist and opportunist who helped create 'brand Britain', says curator e
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...