Medieval

May at the V & A – World’s Greatest Museum of Art & Design

May at the V & A – World’s Greatest Museum of Art & Design

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Throughout May at the V & A Museum at London, the world’s greatest Museum of art and design there are a plethora of exhibitions and events to tempt you to enjoy

Magical Books – Middle Ages to Middle-earth, Narnia & More

Magical Books – Middle Ages to Middle-earth, Narnia & More

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The Summer Show at the Bodleian Libraries is a fantastical, fabulous display of Magical Books: from the Middle Ages to Middle-earth + relative paraphernalia

Detail: Garden, The Met Cloisters, New York

Unicorns in Medieval & Renaissance Art – On Show at New York

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An exhibition on the theme of the unicorn in medieval and Renaissance art will mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of The Cloisters at The Met Museum, NY

Medieval to Modernity

Medieval to Modernity

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Poet, novelist and celebrated gardening writer Vita Sackville West (1892-1962) was born at Knole in Kent, considered by many one of the greatest of all the country seats of England. She wrote ‘there is nothing quite like the English country house anywhere else in the world. France has her chateaux,…

A Passion for Gothic Decoration by Brian Brennan

A Passion for Gothic Decoration by Brian Brennan

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The decorative arts were never considered secondary by Augustus Welby Pugin. As an architect he might design the structure of a house, church or institution, but he conceived of the building, its fittings and furnishings as a ‘complete work of art.’

The Romantic View

The Romantic View

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It is hard to judge the impact of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels published over an eighteen-year period from 1814, except to say it was more than considerable. Rousing tales such as Rob Roy, Ivanhoe and Quentin Durwood fuelled a Gothic Medieval architectural revival elevating the romantic view. By way…