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Alan Powers

What do St Petersburg, Bombay, Shanghai and Dubai have in common and what can we learn from it? The simple answer is that each was more or less a...

Almost none of the large outdoor artworks commissioned for the 1951 Festival of Britain has survived. Alan Powers discusses one that did, a mural by John Piper, which returns to London’s South Bank this month.

 

The field of Pevsner studies is red with the blood of academic controversy. Did this mild-mannered scholar give the English back their...