16 March 2017

Revolution And Architecture – The Lights That Failed By Edward Lucie-Smith

The Design Museum’s new exhibition, Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution, is in many respects a great improvement on its rather incoherent opening show (or collection of shows).

9 September 2016

Revolution South Kensington: Edward Lucie-Smith Recalls The 1960s Phenomena

The V&A’s new, all singing all dancing exhibition has a cumbersome title: You Say You want A Revolution? – Records and Rebels 1966-1970. As the title itself indicates, it does nevertheless cover a very short space of time – less than a decade. I can’t say I was fully part of the revolution in question. Already too old in 1966, […]

6 September 2016

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1960s Counterculture And Revolution Explored In New V&A Survey Exhibition

You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world – The Beatles, Revolution, 1968 A major new exhibition entitled, You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 – 70  opens this week at the V&A in Kensington. It explores the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s upon life today. From […]

2 March 2012

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Banksy Calls For Revolution Against Bullying Advertisers

Banksy lashes out at ‘The Advertisers’, who, ‘laughing at you’, ‘make you feel small’, make ‘your girlfriend feel inadequate’… In an online post said to be by Banksy, the internationally renowned street artist has lashed out at public advertising, condemning ‘bully’ advertisers for making themselves powerful by making their consumers feel inadequate and small. But, […]