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Articles from Apollo (June 1, 2005)

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10 to catch: APOLLO'S selection for the month ahead. 532
A designer of distinction: the glassware of James Giles: to mark a major exhibition of work by James Giles, Andy McConnell reconstructs a little-known side of the career of this celebrated London porcelain decorator, his glassware. In the first of two articles, a distinctive and original designer who died in poverty is revealed. McConnell, Andy Biography 1949
A grammar of decoration: John Cornforth was a pioneering historian of interior decoration whose last work lays the scholarly foundation for the study of eighteenth-century interiors. Ian Gow celebrates the book and the career of its author, who was a cult figure for a surprisingly large readership. Gow, Ian Book Review 3466
Age of anxiety: the Neue Galerie's exhibition of German and Austrian portrait photography from 1900 to 1938 reveals a vibrant art cut short by the Nazis. Platzer, David 890
Around the galleries: spectacular ancient sculpture grabs the attention in London this month whilst outstanding Old Master paintings shine in New York. Woolmer, Susannah 597
Art and delight: Graham Reynolds, the eminent scholar best known for his work on portrait miniatures and on John Constable, talks frankly to Felicity Owen about his career, and in particular life at the Victoria and Albert Museum, which he joined in 1937. Owen, Felicity Interview 2993
Art in trust for Poland: Tim Knox describes the remarkable career of Count Andrew Ciechanowiecki, who saw his family homes in Poland destroyed in World War II and was imprisoned for six years by the Communists. Knox, Tim 2250
Canaletto before England: an exhibition at Palazzo Guistiniani in Rome focuses on Canaletto's career before his departure for London in 1746. It is visually rewarding, writes Francis Russell, and reunites some paintings that have long been separated. Russell, Francis 898
Cataloguing the unsaleable: in the April 1989 issue, the publication of a catalogue of the collection of the dealer F. Mason Perkins prompted John Pope-Hennessy to recall his visits to Perkins in Assisi. Pope-Hennessy, John 494
Christie's has won a case at the Court of Appeal in London against a ruling that it was negligent to catalogue these two vases as 'Louis XV'. Brief Article 152
Cimabue and Pisa: Simona Di Nepi reviews an enthralling exhibition in Pisa that makes a convincing case for the influence the city's painters had on the development of Tuscan art in the thirteenth century. De Nepi, Simona 1143
Collecting contemporary decorative arts: this year's annual BADA loan exhibition at the Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair showcases the works of some of the country's leading contemporary decorative artists. As Amicia de Moubray explains, the flourishing state of crafts today is reflected in a well-deserved increase in attention from museums and collectors. de Moubray, Amicia 1738
Deck's 'artistic faience' at the Musee Du Florival; Marthe and Rene Bloch-Angly have recently presented a munificent gift of ceramics by Theodore Deck to the Musee du Florival in Deck's native town, Guebwiller. It covers almost the full range of his output, and includes some notable rarities. Bumpus, Bernard 2657
English furniture 1720-1880: Michael Pick reviews the recent highlights of a market where provenance, a designer's or maker's name and a dash of the unusual or intriguing are all eagerly sought after, and in combination make for record prices. Pick, Michael 1151
Giving back the loot Nazi-era claims against UK museums: in 2000 the British government set up a panel to examine claims against UK museums by the heirs of collectors whose works of art had been looted during the Nazi era, Martin Bailey explains the background and examines the eight cases currently in process. Bailey, Martin 2239
Intimate Rubens: an exhibition of Rubens's oil sketches, which opens in Cincinnati this month, is a tribute to American collectors and scholars of the artist. Stewart, J. Douglas 1053
Landscapes of the ancien regime: Robert Oresko reviews the Kunsthistorisches Museum's impressively comprehensive overview of the career of Bernardo Bellotto, which took the artist from Italy to Warsaw. Oresko, Robert 1231
Milan news: in a bid for promotion to the premier league of European cities, Milan has invited some of the world's most famous architects, including Daniel Libeskind and Norman Foster, to design large new developments. Carla Passino describes the proposals and talks to Milan's mayor, Gabriele Albertini, about the city's ambitious renaissance. Passino, Carla Interview 1574
Minneapolis news: the most wide-ranging contemporary art museum outside New York has just opened a bold new extension. But, asks Louise Nicholson, does the Walker's addition really work? Nicholson, Louise 924
Mutual passions a public museum and private collectors. Rogers, Malcolm 3429
Private passions that benefit us all. Hall, Michael 832
Publish and pay the cost. Howells, Tom Letter to the Editor 308
The Apollo Gallery in the Louwe: James Stevens Curl praises a well-illustrated and magnificently thorough account of the creation and many restorations of the Louvre's Apollo Gallery. Curl, James Stevens Book Review 974
The British Stable: An architectural and social history: stables have found a champion in this beautifully illustrated study of their architecture and history. Worsley, Lucy Book Review 1318
The Cass Sculpture Foundation in Goodwood, Sussex, is to expand. 103
The claims. 2768
The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair: 16-22 June the Great Room, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London W1. 352
The Summer Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair: Olympia, London W14 9-19 June. 344
Too many memorials: Britain's ever-growing number of World War II memorials are marked more by vanity and kitsch than dignity and restraint--unlike the monuments built after the Great War. Stamp, Gavin 1610
Trotting all the way to the bank: an Italian bronze sold for 100 times its estimate at Christie's--was it a 'sleeper' or not? Meanwhile, a new auction record was set for medals. Moore, Susan 2382

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