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THE TASTEMAKERS: BRITISH DEALERS AND THE ANGLO-GALLIC INTERIOR, 1785–1865

Tuesday 02 March 2021

This meticulous study draws together many strands investigated by scholars over recent decades, while adding much significant and original research. Davis takes a positive stance in explaining...

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THE EDWARDIANS AND THEIR HOUSES: THE NEW LIFE OF OLD ENGLAND

Wednesday 03 February 2021

Politics and religion used to be considered topics best avoided in polite conversation, but Timothy Brittain-Catlin raises both in his study of town and country houses built for prominent members...

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DAS AWARDS GRANTS TO NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF LIVERPOOL AND USHAW COLLEGE

Monday 18 January 2021

The DAS is pleased to announce an Acquisitions Grant of £425 to the National Museums of Liverpool for a watercolour set within an Arts and Crafts frame, both by Lily Day (b. 1870). Day was born...

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ONLINE OFFERINGS ABOUND AT WOLFSONIAN-FIU

Monday 28 December 2020

The Wolfsonian-FIU is a renowned museum that explores the inventive and provocative character of the modern world. Through objects and design, it reveals how the past influences the present and...

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OTTO PRUTSCHER: UNIVERSAL DESIGNER OF VIENNESE MODERNISM

Monday 07 December 2020

This book was produced to accompany an exhibition of the same title at the MAK in Vienna. Born in 1880 the son of a cabinetmaker, Prutscher gained practical training in wood before entering the...

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A PLACE IN PATTERN: ISLAMIC ART EXHIBITION OPENS ONLINE

Saturday 21 November 2020

The William Morris Society’s new exhibition explores the influence of Islamic patterns on British Arts and Crafts, highlighting themes of nature, locality and cultural interactions. It features...

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RE-ISSUE RE-IMAGINE RE-MAKE: APPROPRIATION IN CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE DESIGN

Monday 09 November 2020

This book considers the history, theory and considered meanings of ‘icon’, in relation to the 20th Century and contemporary furniture. It provides new ways of understanding and appreciating...

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THE BOX IN PLYMOUTH FINALLY OPENS

Monday 19 October 2020

The Box, a multidisciplinary arts and heritage space, opened to the public at the end of September. A new structure of glass and mirror tiles joins three historic buildings, the former Museum and...

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WILSON BEQUEST FEATURED AT PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY

Monday 05 October 2020

Curator, collector and DAS trustee patron Muriel Wilson helped to introduce British art to the world during the 20th century. An important early Peter Blake painting from her collection is...

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RINGS OF THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES: THE ALICE AND LOUIS KOCH COLLECTION

RINGS OF THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES: THE ALICE AND LOUIS KOCH COLLECTION

Saturday 19 September 2020

This attractive and impressive volume shows the 589 modern rings in the Alice and Louis Koch collection. Started by successful Frankfurt jeweller Louis Koch (1862–1930) and his wife, Alice...

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