BRAZILIAN ART BOOKS – AFRO-BRAZILIAN ART

‘Brasil +500 Mostra do Redescobrimento’ was a year 2000 mega-event celebrating the fifth centenary of Brazil’s discovery held in the Ibirapuerapark. The exhibition, breathtaking in its artistic, historical and academic ambition, was the largest in Brazil’s history and was made up of thirteen (!) pavilions


ART BOOKS – A STORY OF ISLAMIC EMBROIDERY

A Story of Islamic Embroidery in Nomadic and Urban Traditions is a catalogue for the 2010 Abu Dhabi exhibition and one of our favourite Islamic Art books.


THE ARTIST SCARF – A SUPER BRIEF HISTORY

The earliest inspiration for Kate Toledo scarves was a lush Grayson Perry carré that accompanied his 2011 exhibition ‘The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman’ at the British Museum.


BLUE AND WHITE CERAMICS – FAIANÇA FROM PORTUGAL AND IRAN AT THE V&A

Faiança is a very common term in Portugal used to describe the popular and typical style of glazed ceramics found everywhere there, from hospital walls to flea markets. It’s called faience in english, says google, and it is instantly recognizable; ye olde blue and white ceramics.