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Articles from Apollo (July 1, 2006)

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'One rare piece of novelty': Todd Longstaffe-Gowan and Tim Knox explain how a drawing found by chance on a market stall proved to be an astonishing rarity: a design for one of the most splendid 17th-century church furnishings in England, Canterbury Cathedral's font. The drawing goes on show at the Victoria and Albert Museum this month. Longstaffe-Gowan, Todd; Knox, Tim 6902
A spirit of possibility: the V&A's ambitious survey of the modern movement before 1939 contains many beautiful objects that entrancingly convey the era's buoyant optimism. Lotz, Carinna 1049
A turn of wit: in January 1965, Denys Sutton assessed the writings of the Bloomsbury critic Clive Bell, who had recently died. Sutton, Denys Reprint 519
Among De Koonings, Calders and a whole floor of Edward Hoppers, Louise Nicholson celebrates the Whitney Museum's 75 years--and catches gossip about redevelopment. Nicholson, Louise 766
Around the galleries: Susannah Woolmer previews July's highlights in London and Paris. Woolmer, Susannah Calendar 523
Collecting for the country: today's avant-garde is not destroying historic country houses: it is embracing them. Gayford, Martin Column 1046
Contemporary design: when Lord Bath had to sell two antique desks, he decided to replace them with the finest modern equivalents for himself and his wife. As Amicia de Moubray explains, he turned to Senior & Carmichael, with inspired results. de Moubray, Amicia 1271
Dublin has at last listened to Yeats and done the Hugh Lane Gallery proud, in a bold, thoughtful addition that has just been unveiled. William Laffan is beguiled. Laffan, William 1208
Eclecticism is the mother of invention: an exhibition currently in Houston of work produced by Frank Stella in 1958 reveals how quickly the 21-year-old artist established an individual trajectory. Anfam, David 1033
Faberge in London: the discovery in a Moscow archive of unknown photographs of Faberge's shop in London, published here for the first time, reveals much about the role of the great jeweller in Edwardian high society. McCarthy, Kieran 2543
Filth and pollution: Patricia Anderson enjoys an enthralling account of a spectacular exhibition of French and British 20th-century art that was received with horror by Australia in 1939. Anderson, Patricia Book review 820
Gods, heroes--and birds: the first major Giambologna exhibition in a generation, which has just transferred from Florence to Vienna, is so complete, says Charles Avery, that only birdsong is missing. Avery, Charles 1269
Holbein: anatomy of the first great secular artist: Holbein is being celebrated this year by exhibitions in Basel and London. At Basel, writes Bruce Boucher, the artist's reputation for psychological insight is triumphantly confirmed, together with a range and variety obscured by his reputation as a portraitist. Boucher, Bruce 1225
London looks north: a Holbein portrait recently authenticated in Apollo leads a London old master season that is exceptionally strong in northern works. 2038
Masterpieces of a merchant city: this month Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow reopens after a major refurbishment. Robert Wenley introduces one of the major new displays, a gallery of outstanding Dutch and Flemish Old Masters. It offers an enthralling picture of collecting in Victoria Glasgow. Wenley, Robert 5421
Modern drawings: Susannah Woolmer investigates collectors' growing interest in all aspects of this varied, complex and appealing market. Woolmer, Susannah 870
Modigliani and the artists of Paris: as a major exhibition on Amedeo Modigliani opens at the Royal Academy, London, Jeffrey Meyers, author of a new biography of the artist, places him in the context of the colourful circle of artists in Paris whom he befriended and painted in the years 1915-17. Meyers, Jeffrey Cover story 4334
Ploughed fields of paint: Martin Gayford applauds a pioneering survey of Van Gogh's early reception in Britain. Gayford, Martin 1074
Romantic visions: a revelatory catalogue of the British drawings in the National Gallery of Canada, is a tribute to a great collector's discernment. Baker, Christopher Book review 748
Shall the dead hand rule? Museums often seek to overturn the clearly expressed wishes of donors. In what circumstances is this justified? Hall, Michael 627
Ten to catch: Apollo's selection for the month ahead. Calendar 432
The man who was married to Picasso: Clare Finn welcomes the publication of the notes that Roland Penrose kept of his meetings with Picasso, which form an unexpected portrait. Finn, Clare Book review 996
Tragic triumph: Lutyens's "Memorial to the Missing of the Somme" at Thiepval is one of his greatest works, but new research has revealed the difficulties he faced in its creation--and the telling silence that greeted its unveiling. Stamp, Gavin 1027
When Michael Vickers received a call at the Ashmolean Museum from Scotland Yard, he little guessed that it was the start of a long investigation into the provenance of some Etruscan terracottas--a story that has finally reached a happy ending. Vickers, Michael 1278

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