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?
Constricted by its medieval walls, Barcelona was suffocating – until unknown engineer Ildefons Cerdà came up with a radical expansion plan. Rival architects disparaged him, yet his scientific approach changed how we think about cities
From feminist films that stand her alongside film-makers such as Jean-Luc Godard to an enigmatic adaptation of Proust, the Belgian director’s rigour and brilliance survive a fascinating body of work
Soumission (Submission) is the latest work from provocative French author who considers Islam ‘cretinous’
Peter Finn and Petra Couvée reveal the full story of the CIA’s involvement in a celebrated literary propaganda campaign
The discovery in a Munich flat of 1,500 ‘lost’ works raises fresh questions about the Nazis’ attitude to the modern art they loved to hate