There is much to praise from Ghana, India, France, and a stunning international pavilion. Less admirable is a true horror on the Arsenale…
Eurythmics: how we made Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
‘We put a cow in the video, to signify reality. It peed everywhere’
Pritzker prize for architecture won by little known Catalan trio
The most prestigious award in architecture goes to three-person Spanish company who avoid the international limelight and ‘flee from fashions’
The concrete buildings of Brutalism are beautiful
The exceptional brilliance of 1960s architecture comes partly from technical improvements. In its versatility and strength, reinforced concrete was vastly superior to any earlier building technology, freeing architects to make the shapes they judged most useful and beautiful
Abbas Kiarostami, Palme d’Or-winning Iranian film-maker, dies aged 76
Celebrated Iranian director, whose Taste of Cherry won Cannes’ top prize in 1997, remained in the country after the Islamic revolution and continued to flourish
• Peter Bradshaw pays tribute to Kiarostami: a sophisticated, self-possessed master of cinematic poetry
Peacock and Vine by AS Byatt review – Mariano Fortuny and William Morris, masters of design
Byatt teases out the similarities and contrasts between two multifaceted makers, who each gave their name to famous brands, in this late-life meditation on the values of art
The Louvre’s missing pyramid and the magic of trompe l’oeil
Muralist JR has cast a spell over the Paris museum’s glass canopy in a work that recalls the Renaissance’s eye-fooling tricks. Now can we have one for the Shard?
Paris’ Museum of Mankind reopens
Although the exterior of the art deco building, located in the famous Trocadero Square overlooking the Eiffel Tower remains unchanged, inside visitors will discover 2,500 square meters of entirely renovated exhibitions, offering a new perspective on the history and evolution of mankind.
Στο Μοναστηράκι με τον Τεντέν και τη Σοράγια
Αν θες να με βασανίσεις, πήγαινέ με στο Μοναστηράκι, με πορτοφόλι στην τσέπη. Δεν θα μου μείνει φράγκο.