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Bristol’s Modernist Architecture – Queen’s Court

Queen’s Court, Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol In 1937 a large triangular site on Queens Road in Clifton, a hundred yards uphill from the landmark Victoria Rooms became the site of the first large-scale luxury block of flats built in Bristol. … Continue reading

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Bristol’s Modernist Architecture – The All Electric House

The All Electric House – Stoke Bishop, Bristol. I have been writing an essay about Marcel Breuer and his involvement with Bristol furniture manufacturers P E Gane Ltd in the 1935-6. Breuer was one of a group of designers and … Continue reading

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Ming Furniture in the Shanghai Museum

One of the surprises for me in the Shanghai Museum was the collection of Ming hardwood furniture. These pieces date to between 1368 and 1644. Although some pieces have elaborations and carved decoration the majority of pieces are quite simple … Continue reading

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Marcel Breuer tables from Bristol

The glass-topped table on the left came from the Gane House interior designed by Marcel Breuer in 1935 in Bristol. The smaller one is also from the house. They were made locally by Gane and Co. The house belonged to Crofton … Continue reading

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Marcel Breuer in Bristol – Arnolfini

The Promise is the title of the current show on at the Arnolfini in Bristol. The show makes links between international contemporary art and the city both by showing new works and by drawing attention to the design history of … Continue reading

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THE INCIDENTAL COLLECTOR – new book on the Ken Stradling Collection

The Incidental Collector. Ken Stradling and the Ken Stradling Collection. Oliver Kent and Stephen Morris (eds). Ken Stradling Collection: Bristol. 2013. Paperback: 56 pages. 210mm x 210mm. Fully illustrated. ISBN: 0992607507 / 978-0992607500. This new book describes the unique personal collection massed by Ken … Continue reading

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