The most prestigious award in architecture goes to three-person Spanish company who avoid the international limelight and ‘flee from fashions’
Muralist JR has cast a spell over the Paris museum’s glass canopy in a work that recalls the Renaissance’s eye-fooling tricks. Now can we have one for the Shard?
In her best buildings the laws of physics appear suspended, while other designs struggle when forced to meet reality
Was Beuys’s art – moulded out of everyday objects from VW vans to sausages – utopian drivel or full of remarkable foresight? Thirty years after his death, it’s time to reassesses the reputation of a sculptor, teacher, activist and shaman
A genre-breaking war story, a widow uncovering the secret life of her dead husband, the comic fortunes of a young woman trying to find a dream job… just a few of the subjects chosen by our pick of 2016’s debut novelists