Architectural History

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Controversies

Picasso murals ripped from Oslo building as legal battle intensifies

Daughter of the works' co-creator Carl Nesjar says safeguarding the sandblasted works is imperative

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Book Shorts

Beautiful book captures the colourful restorations of Georgian homes in London

The story of a collection of 18th-century houses in the East End that have been carefully saved after years of neglect

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Book Shorts

The testimonies of 100 artists to the lasting influence of Mies van der Rohe on their work are compiled in this book

Well selected illustrations make clear the connections between the architect’s work and those of contemporary artists

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Book Shorts

The story of the 20th-century creation of a Palladian villa is beautifully presented in this coffee-table book

Written by an architectural historian, the book describes the building of Henbury and the making of its interiors

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Books

New catalogue presents virtuosity of Neo-Classicist goldsmith Luigi Valadier

Alvar González-Palacios’s book on the Italian decorator is a peak in his distinguished career

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Books

How Rheims Cathedral's destruction in the First World War had a happy ending

New book explores how the burnt cathedral created a 'profound intellectual rift' between Germany and France, then reconciliation

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The Notre Dame fire: what happens next? Plus, Cold War Steve

We talk about the effects of the fire at Notre Dame, the building’s history, and what happens next. And we speak to satirical artist Christopher Spencer, the man behind Cold War Steve. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A Cast Court restored to Victorian splendour

£2m, two year refurbishment to open next month

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Books

Book Review: The arch of time

From its invention by the Romans, the monumental arch has been a feature of the built environment ever since

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Unesco

Samarra shrine must be rebuilt: Unesco says reconstruction will help unite warring factions

The site is considered one of the holiest in Iraq, containing the remains of two of the Prophet's descendants

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Architecture

Letters to the editor: doubts about the need for a V&A Architecture Centre

Architects no longer need vast resources of the printed word.

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Architecture

Letters: the V&A and RIBA partnership realises that historical architectural materials do have value

A reply correcting some out of date assumptions

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Architecture

One of Britain’s leading architectural historians has serious doubts about the Victoria & Albert Museum’s plan to be a “National Centre for Architecture"

Do modern architects use historic architectural material?

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Books

Janet Myles, L.N. Cottingham, 1787-1874: architect of the Gothic Revival

Restoring a pioneer of the Gothic Revival to his rightful position

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Books

Books: The Muslims’ transformation of Christian Jerusalem

Computer-generated reconstructions relate Islamic architecture to other key monuments

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Unesco

UNESCO has named 37 more sites of global importance

A list of the most important additions

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Books

Books: Pugin’s Gothic genius

Two books accompanying recent museum shows

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Exhibitions

Pugin, founder of modernism, in a riot of polychromy at the V&A

A major survey of the high priest of the Gothic Revival

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Exhibitions

Frank Lloyd Wright retrospective at MoMA

The exhibition covers the span of his seventy year career, and includes a huge range of works and materials

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Vanbrugh at the V&A

Newly bought architectural albums on show

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Unesco

Restoration workshop set up within Aachen cathedral

Imperial cathedral needs DM40 million after further damage was found to the building and its furnishings

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Cambodia

The Art Newspaper brings an update on Angkor Wat situation and what is being done to preserve its treasures and history

Conservation projects are urgently needed, however hope is found underneath the Phnom Penh museum

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Unesco

Number of sites protected by Unesco has increased, and campaign to raise money to protect them is launched

The safeguarding of these places of global, cultural importance will increase

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Liverpool

Prince of Wales and World Monuments Fund step in to save Liverpool's St George's Hall

City officials are debating what to do with the Neo-Classical civic monument, which experts consider to be one of Europe's finest buildings

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Cambodia

Despite progressing towards negotiated peace, the Cambodian temples of Angkor are in great danger

Warfare, politics, the art trade and unwise conservation are damaging the abandoned capital