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Commonwealth Day – who really runs the show?

Talking Humanities

Commonwealth Day - who really runs the show?

The royals are piling into the Commonwealth arena as if it were a grouse shoot. For a body trying to escape the shadow of the British Empire, this is a mixed blessing, says Professor Murphy.

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Architecture without Architects. Early Cinquecento Veneto literati as “directors” of the Refashioning of their own Houses

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Architecture without Architects

To build, you need a language and a programme. Guido Beltramini introduces the Cinquecento Veneto literati as “directors” of the refashioning of their own houses - the people who provided the models and sources for the language and the strategies for the programme.

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