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At the British Museum

Craig Clunas: The Terracotta Army

3 January 2008
... of ‘art’ is situated in an institution that doesn’t present itself as an ‘art museum’. The First Emperor was certainly widely reviewed by art critics. Treating the figures as art allowed LauraCumming in the Observer to find it impossible to believe that their faces are not portraits, quite possibly self-portraits. This may be a more comforting tale to tell than the one to which scholars ...

Sun-Dappled Propaganda

Bee Wilson: ‘On Chapel Sands’

19 November 2019
On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons 
by Laura Cumming.
Chatto, 301 pp., £16.99, July, 978 1 78474 247 8
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... can be deeply revealing. Who stages the shots and what will the backdrop be? Where do the family members stand? Who is included and who is not? Who gets to decide what happiness looks like?In LauraCumming’s previous book, The Vanishing Man, about the art of Velázquez and a Victorian bookseller who fell under its spell, she examined the idea of the figure at the margins of a picture, the person who ...

Woof, woof

Rosemary Hill: Auberon Waugh

7 November 2019
A Scribbler in Soho: A Celebration of Auberon Waugh 
edited by Naim Attallah.
Quartet, 341 pp., £20, January, 978 0 7043 7457 7
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... to the men. These fledgling papers employed young people, notably young women, in proper, if badly paid jobs. From the Literary Review Waugh helped to launch the careers of arts journalists including LauraCumming and Kate Kellaway, and the poet Carol Rumens. Members of staff at a particularly low financial ebb might be put up rent free in his flat. The Academy Club, which Attallah founded at Waugh’s ...

Clothes were everything to me

Lisa Cohen: Bill Cunningham

25 October 2018
Fashion Climbing: A New York Life 
by Bill Cunningham.
Chatto, 256 pp., £16.99, October 2018, 978 1 78474 281 2
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... like a manifesto, approaching fashion theory. Perhaps the closer he got to his present, the more difficult it became to write autobiography. Throughout, we encounter forgotten characters like Rose Cumming, of the purple hair and magnificent display windows; ‘the fascinating Mr [Herman Patrick] Tappé’, another ‘truly original designer’; and Nona Park and Sophie Shonnard of Chez Ninon, the ...

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