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Art & Design | ‘I plumbed in our bath – and it works!’ The DIY diehards who built 36 affordable homes from scratch | Amznusa.com

They laid floors, installed piping, hung ceilings and erected frames – and that was just the easy bit. Our writer reports on a miraculous 15-year self-build that promises capped-price housing for ever Kareem Dayes’s story will be familiar to many…

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Art & Design | ‘Public vandalism’: M&S wants to flatten its art deco flagship store – here are six alternative options | Amznusa.com

Marks and Spencer’s decision to demolish its 1920s Oxford Street landmark hasn’t just infuriated campaigners. It has also sparked a design competition for how the building could be saved As the trusted purveyor of pants and socks to the nation…

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Art & Design | About-face: how Australian architects rethought the ‘wild west’ facade as a nod to conservation | Amznusa.com

The desire to retain a building’s heritage features can lead to what designers call ‘empty facadism’ – but some are taking a more imaginative approach Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast In the…

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Art & Design | Centre forward: Sunderland sets sights on a revival by bringing homes and jobs to its inner city | Amznusa.com

In the 1980s Thatcher helped attract the likes of Nissan to the region, but it could not revitalise the city itself. Now a new industrial strategy, backed by the local council, is aiming for more sustainable results When Richard Marsden…

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Art & Design | Vivid Sydney 2024: ‘humanity’ on display – in pictures | Amznusa.com

It’s once again that time of year, when Sydney becomes a canvas for the brilliant display of creativity, innovation and technology that is the Vivid festival. A program of art installations, 3D light projections, live music and performances unfurls over…

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Art & Design | The big picture: Bertien van Manen’s otherworldly arrivals hall | Amznusa.com

After years working for fashion magazines, the Dutch photographer, who died last month, set off on an adventure to Budapest in 1975, where she found the curious Narnia she had dreamed of There is a fairytale quality to Bertien van…

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Art & Design | The urban eye of Russian–Ukrainian photographer Boris Savelev – in pictures | Amznusa.com

Extensive retrospective celebrates the work of Boris Savelev, a leading independent Russian–Ukrainian photographer who first worked in the Soviet Union. He lived in Moscow before returning in 2010 to his native Ukraine, where he remained until moving to Spain as…

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Art & Design | Discover Degas & Miss La La review – the death-defying trapeze artist who transfixed a master | Amznusa.com

National Gallery, LondonThis ingenious high-wire act of a show is a thrilling celebration of French impressionism, Black women and modernity – boasting an aerialist who could lift a cannon with her teeth The National Gallery is pulling out the stops…

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Art & Design | Discover Degas & Miss La La; Nan Goldin: Sisters, Saints, Sibyls – review | Amznusa.com

National Gallery, London; Gagosian Open, 83 Charing Cross Road, LondonDegas’s masterpiece gives up its secrets in a fascinating show, while Nan Goldin pays powerful tribute to her sister, who took her own life at 18 What can an image really…

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Art & Design | Runner-up: Observer/Anthony Burgess prize 2024 – Anna McGee reviews Florence’s new museums depository | Amznusa.com

A runner-up in our annual arts writing prize, Anna McGee celebrates the freeing from storage of thousands of previously unseen artworks, now on display at the city’s Santa Maria Novella museum Read the winning entry for the 2024 Observer/Burgess prize…

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