The Victoria and Albert’s new look at “Europe 1600–1815”

aroseshapiro Art, Furniture & Decorative Arts

By Joan DeJean   Neptune and Triton  by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, c. 1622– 1623, as installed in the newly reopened Europe 1600–1815 galleries at the V&A. Except as noted, all images © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.       In December 2015 the Victoria and Albert Museum’s European galleries were opened to the public for the first time in nearly …

Still Startling, Still Electric

aroseshapiro Art, Exhibitions

Julia Margaret Cameron was almost twenty-four when Louis-Jacques-Mondé Daguerre announced the invention of photography at the Académie des Sciences in Paris in 1839. But it wasn’t until she was forty-eight—another lifetime later—that she would fully take up the medium herself. The catalyst was a Christmas gift from her daughter Julia and Julia’s husband in 1863.”It may amuse you, Mother,” they …

Eat, sleep and live design at London’s Boundary Hotel

Editorial Staff Furniture & Decorative Arts

Have you ever dreamed about spending a night inside the Eames Case Study House or a Charlotte Perriand-designed boudoir? The Boundary Hotel, which opened this past January in East London’s Shoreditch neighborhood lets visitors do just that. Designed under the direction of Terence Conran and his studio, Conran & Partners, the Boundary was transformed from a Victorian-era warehouse into a …

Summer Fare

Editorial Staff

London salerooms buzz through July with a frezy of activity. A more leisurely pace governs the rest of Europe at a string of exhibitions: Robert Adam landscapes in Edinburgh, medieval and Renaissance beauty in Paris, intercultural exchange in Vienna, and Böttger stoneware in Dresden. London sales When salerooms in the United States and on the Continent turn silent, London auction …