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The Volga recommended in the Financial Times

Added on 17/02/2021

Well-researched and accessible to general readers…Hartley has a good eye for the significant detail…

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Shoddy reviewed in The TLS

Added on 12/02/2021

Hanna Rose Shell has infused the history of shoddy – a cheap shredded material nowadays often used to fill mattresses – with a keen sense of drama.

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Arts & Crafts Churches reviewed in Church Times

Added on 12/02/2021

In the Essex village of Great Warley, a unique gem sparkles with Arts and Crafts flair. In 1904, the Church of St Mary the Virgin was designed by Harrison Townsend…

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The Inscriptions of Ralph Beyer featured in The Art Newspaper

Added on 11/02/2021

The joy of our new book bag means we can shine a light on artists and aesthetes who have been overlooked in the annals of art history. Ralph Beyer is one such figure…

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Dandy Style reviewed in The Financial Times

Added on 04/02/2021

Fashionistas will pore over the archive illustrations in Dandy Style, including many gorgeous close-ups of detailed embroidery and tailoring

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Red Metropolis recommended in Architecture Today

Added on 03/02/2021

‘Red Metropolis’ is primarily a political rather than an architectural history, and yet it provides essential background for anyone interested in the topic of social architecture today.

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Postcapitalist Desire: The Final Lectures featured in Huck

Added on 03/02/2021

Ahead of an event hosted at the ICA in his memory, three of the late Mark Fisher’s students remember their lecturer and describe the ways they have endeavoured to keep his fierce spirit and energy of his music writing alive.

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The Blue Light of the Screen reviewed in Full Stop

Added on 03/02/2021

The book tests the force of ingrown questions the writer has nursed since adolescence: about the facets of devotion that inspire reverence or obsession; about cultivation of ritual for the purposes of self-soothing or healing…

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On the Suffering of the World – Eugene Thacker in dialogue with the LA Review of Books

Added on 03/02/2021

Typically the so-called existential concerns of Western philosophy are obsessed with mortality, finitude, and death as they are projected back onto a life that is then lived with this awareness.

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Architecture Through Drawing in A Daily Dose of Architecture blog

Added on 02/02/2021

Architecture through Drawing came out of the 2016 Architectural Drawings Symposium.  The twenty contributions to the book are not transcripts of the presentation and conversations, but they appear to be a continuation of them into book form.
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Owen Hatherley’s Red Metropolis extracted in Tribune

Added on 02/02/2021

In the interwar years, the Labour Party used London as an example to the country of what a socialist government could provide – and how to wrest housing from the grip of slum landlords.

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The Folk Singers and the Bureau reviewed in America Magazine

Added on 02/02/2021

Among the artist files Leonard digs into are those on Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, the archivist Alan Lomax,  Lead Belly, Aunt Molly Jackson and more.

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