Great storytelling is the summation of innumerable qualities and factors, and who we laud as the greatest of them all is more a question of diversity than of consensus, as Raconteur discovered in a survey of authors, journalists, professionals and students
Thanks in large part to IKEA and the desire to modernise our homes, Scandinavian design has become so well known as to have effectively become a brand in its own right. But, asks Hanna Nova Beatrice, editor of the Swedish magazine Plaza Interior, is it a brand past its sell-by date?
The revolutionary woman’s magazine Nova captured much more than the latest fashions. It was a statement of gender and changes in British society for which an appetite may still remain, writes Rosie Gist
Scandinavian design has long been in the doldrums, dependent on its august past. But, thanks to an international perspective and a fresh playfulness, a new generation of designers is now coming to the fore, writes Nick Compton
US international influence may be exerted through the shock and awe of its military might, but America also has a formidable arsenal of “soft power” expressed in culture, education, diplomacy and aid, writes Michael Goldfarb
Modernist architect and town planner Dame Jane Drew, a leading exponent of the Modern Movement in London, was the outstanding woman architect of her generation, writes Becky Ayre on behalf of the Institute of Contemporary Arts
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