remembering Walter Crane

Walter Crane, The Triumph of Labour (1891) ©The Trustees of the British Museum It was May Day a couple of days ago, an occasion that puts me immediately in mind of this wonderful image . . . Walter Crane, A Garland for May Day (1895) ©The Trustees of the British Museum . . . which…

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New Lanark, the egg, and the naming of things

Hiya! It is I, Bruce. Today I am here to tell you about the place called New Lanark. Tom and Kate have been to this place many times, and are fond of it for many reasons. Kate particularly likes New Lanark because 1) it is the birthplace of Utopian Socialism and 2) it makes yarn.…

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cloth and paper

I promised an account of the Whitworth, where we spent a lovely afternoon last week. I had really gone for the textile galleries, but we were distracted by a fabulous wallpaper exhibition. This showcased a wide range of examples from the Whitworth’s decorative arts collection, and you really got a sense of the range of…

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