The Black Polo-Neck - Yes Please

Arabella Noortman | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Style
Arabella Noortman

Worn on the right person, it is beyond words (although I shall continue to try and capture the essence of this garment using such linguistic containers; limited though they are). Think of Audrey Hepburn in her black turtle-neck in Funny Face. Nothing expresses a sense of gamine joie de vivre better than her in that outfit. She made that sweater iconic.

Going Underground: The London Modernist Literary Event at the Cockpit Theatre

Jason Holmes | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Things have changed in the world of publishing and the literary festival is now perhaps the only means by which the industry at large can bridge the ever-widening gap between the writer and his reading public.

Decorating your bedroom with all white

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

For some, the thought of a white on white colour scheme is frightening. With the looming fear of a space looking sterile and banal, perhaps even hospital-like, decorating with only white may be the last idea on your interior design radar.

Yehoshue Perle: A Modernist Voice From the Warsaw Ghetto

Amy Licence | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amy Licence

Hailed as a modern Yiddish masterpiece and dismissed as too bleak to be possible, this new translation of Perle's 1935 autobiographical novel Everyday Jews belongs in the same tradition as Gorky's My Childhood and Joyce's Dubliners.

Sydney and Violet Schiff: A New Biography of a Marginal Modern Marriage

Amy Licence | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Licence

Stephen Klaidman's new biog-raphy of Sydney and Violet Schiff highlights an interesting couple, who made their own con-tribution to literary circles of the 1920s. Relatively overlooked until now, the Schiffs appear on the surface to be a conventional mid-dle class couple, based in London and the South of France.

Mod: the Elusive British Dream

Jason Holmes | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK
Jason Holmes

'No political or cultural figurehead has ever come up with the phrase "a British dream", so Mod appeals to me politically because it's the closest we've ever come to having an American Dream.' So says Richard Weight, author of Mod: A Very British Style.

New Perspective

Sophie Thomas | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Thomas

There is the version of myself in lectures, with my friends, with my family and the version that I have to present when in a more professional setting. They all exist in one mind and were all formulated to deal with society in some way or another.

Heidi Locher: Designs on the Future

Jason Holmes | Posted 25.01.2013 | Home
Jason Holmes

This is the house that Heidi built. We're sitting in Lavender House on Gayton Road, Heidi Locher's London home, set far back from the road behind a high gate, a temple to Modernism hidden between the Victorian walls of her Hampstead neighbours.

Paolo Hewitt: Message In The Music

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home
Jason Holmes

Though identifiable as a music writer, Paolo is also very much a social historian. 'The thing about the internet these days, and home recording, is that music has become so much more accessible, but to be honest with you, I can't keep up with it all.'

Is Modern Art Really Rotten to the Core?

Ben Mirza | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home
Ben Mirza

In 2010, the philosopher Roger Scruton, together with the BBC, made a documentary titled Why Beauty Matters, in which he gave an eloquent and impassioned plea for a return to the beautiful aesthetic, pointing towards the unifying and spiritually uplifting qualities of beauty.

Twitter and the Art of Brevity

Sean Hewitt | Posted 17.11.2012 | Home
Sean Hewitt

At the beginning of the 21st Century, brevity is back in vogue. Twitter is an extension of Hemingway's challenge to anyone brave enough to accept it, and, like the modernists' reaction to photography and the 'brief encounter', it cultivates new ways of seeing and thinking.

See 'The Scream' In London - While You Can

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 11.06.2012 | Home

The Scream - on display in London now The only privately-owned version of Edvard Munch's classic masterpiece The Scream has gone on show in Lon...

Cats Improve Art: Renaissance Masterpieces Meet The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 27.05.2012 | Home

Oh, cats. Where would the internet be without you? Not since ancient Egypt have our feline friends been so widely worshipped as today – and this...

Mies Van Der Rohe Google Doodle

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Tech

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the German architect whose angular buildings transformed modern living, stars in the Google doodle of the day. On what w...

'The Scream' Set To Sell For Jaw-Dropping Price

PA | Posted 22.04.2012 | Home

A version of Edvard Munch's masterpiece The Scream is to go on display in London in April before being auctioned in New York the following month. T...

Sam Parker

'Not One For The Patriotic' Picasso And Modern British Art Reviewed | Sam Parker | Posted 31.07.2012 | Home

It's a good job art isn’t a particularly tribal pursuit, or Picasso and British Modern Art would be a pretty devastating show for the British public...

National Trust To Open Modernist House To The Public

PA | Posted 26.03.2012 | Home

It has many ornate and ancient architectural gems among its collection, but the National Trust is to open the doors of a house where the straight line...