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KELMSCOTT HOUSE EXHIBITION: `THE DEAR WARP AND WEFT AT HAMMERSMITH’

Monday 24 June 2019

Kelmscott House in Hammersmith was the beloved home of Victorian designer, poet, writer and socialist William Morris and his family for the last 18 years of his life. In the first exhibition of...

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The Livery Halls of the City of London

Monday 17 June 2019

The Livery Halls of the City of London are, alongside Wren’s churches, its finest architectural inheritance, but rarely accessible to the general public. This book, beautifully designed and...

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GORHAM SILVER EXHIBITION AT RISD, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND: DESIGNING BRILLIANCE 1850-1970

Thursday 30 May 2019

Gorham silver: Designing Brilliance 1850-1970 highlights the legacy of what was the largest silver company in the world. Home to the largest collection of Gorham, the RISD Museum presents...

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DAS AWARDS 2019 COLLECTIONS ACCESS GRANT TO HASLEMERE EDUCATION MUSEUM

Saturday 25 May 2019

The Decorative Arts Society is delighted to announce that the March 2019 Collections Access Grant of £5000 has been awarded to Haslemere Educational Museum to publish a book entitled The Rustic...

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MAGDALENE ODUNDO EXHIBITION: THE JOURNEY OF THINGS

Wednesday 24 April 2019

This show charts ceramic artist Magdalene Odundo’s 40-year-plus career through her own work and particularly her relationship with other objects. More than 50 of her pieces are complemented by a...

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Designers & Jewellery 1850–1940: Jewellery & Metalwork from The Fitzwilliam Museum

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Helen Ritchie’s book highlights 70 pieces of jewellery and metalwork from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s applied arts collection which are not usually on permanent display. It was published to...

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Sculpture

SCULPTURE ACQUISITION GRANT AWARDED TO MILFORD TRUST

Tuesday 26 March 2019

The Milford House Preservation Trust has combined a DAS acquisition grant of £2000 with a substantial grant from the Henry Moore Foundation to purchase three sculptures: a marble of Psyche and a...

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William Morris & his Palace of Art: Architecture, Interiors & Design at Red House

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Red House occupies a unique position in the history of William Morris’s career and most people will be familiar with the role that the experience of decorating and furnishing the interiors played...

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Libby Sellers - Women Design

Women Design: Pioneers in architecture, industrial, graphic and digital design from the twentieth century to the present day

Saturday 26 January 2019

In this nicely designed book, design historian Libby Sellers seeks to ‘reinsert the enduring influence of women’s contribution [to design] into mainstream consciousness.’ She argues that this...

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Keith New: British Modernist in Stained Glass 

Tuesday 08 January 2019

The development of Keith New as a leading modernist innovator in stained glass design and technique is detailed in the first section of this book. The second half provides a catalogue raisonné;...

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