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Articles from Apollo (February 1, 2013)

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A shaft of light: the Louvre's outpost in the former coal-mining town of Lens promises to regenerate the surrounding region. Pomery, writes Victoria 1069
Agenda: Apollo's guide to what's on around the world in February. Calendar 579
Architecture: the work of eminent 19th-century sculptors, the public statues in Glasgow's George Square record both the city's glorious past and the proud history of Scotland. Now Glasgow City Council proposes to remove them without safeguarding their future. Stamp, Gavin 1112
Around the galleries: the UK capital welcomes an array of fairs, including the long-running London Park Lane Arms Fair and the inaugural Art13 London, which promises an international spectrum of modern and contemporary work. Kent, Monique 899
Collectors' focus: arms and armour are symbols of status in Japan, and have been collected in the West since the turn of the 17th century. These prized objects can be acquired for relatively modest prices, with centuries-old mounts beginning at just a few hundred pounds. Crichton-Miller, Emma 1139
Crafting Prints: Elizabeth Upper welcomes an indispensible survey of the history of printmaking. Upper, Elizabeth Book review 858
Directory. Directory 1787
February calendar. Calendar 113
From the archives: veteran critic Dave Hickey caused a storm last October when he dismissed today's commentators as a 'courtier class" A more measured appraisal of their much-debated role appeared in an anonymous editorial in the February 1967 issue. O'Byrne, Robert 772
Local colour. Humphries, Oscar Column 460
Northern lights: the elusive Northern Renaissance is celebrated in an outstanding show at the Royal Collection in London. Brown, Christopher 972
Off the shelf: Apollo's selection of recently published books on art, architecture and the history of collecting. Book review 476
Shaping the future: until relatively recently, women were better known as the subjects of sculpture than for creating it. But the likes of Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois blazed a trail for a new generation whose work is increasingly being celebrated in exhibitions and public commissions. Eastham, Benjamin 2148
Sharp dressing: in Renaissance Italy, the sword became a decorative work of art as well as a deadly weapon. With its elegant, enigmatically detailed pommel, an early civilian dress sword in London's Wallace Collection testifies to the artistic richness of such objects. Capwell, Tobias 5579
Tablet editions: the 'Iliac tablets', which compress entire epic poems into hand-held objects, offer a remarkable insight into the Roman fascination with concepts of scale. With their complex interplay between images and texts, these tiny objects raise much larger questions about visual and verbal representation in the classical world. Squire, Michael 7767
The art market: modern masterpieces come to the block in London this month, with works by Schiele, Modigliani and Matisse offered. December saw strong Old Master sales in London, and the dispersal of a remarkable art deco collection in New York. Moore, Susan 2295
The art of improvement: this handsome biographical study should bring the virtuoso work of Rex Whistler before a wider public. Harris, Alexandra Book review 1028
The eternal embrace: a project initiated by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to conserve two of its most prized works of classical art, the Tetnies sarcophagi, has revealed an intimate world of ancient rituals. Segal, Phoebe; Tsu, Mei-an 2372
The modern moment: an exhibition dedicated to works created in 1913 reveals just how pivotal that year was for modern art. King, Averil 937
The whole Dali: Alexander Adams enjoys an exhibition that presents the lesser-known work of Salvador Dali alongside his surrealist output. Adams, Alexander 1032
Touching the divine: a selection of Jean Claude Gandur's world-class collection of antiquities will go on long-term loan to Geneva's Musee d'art et d'histoire from 2015. He talks to Apollo about the importance of connecting with an object, and the historical significance of these unique pieces. Moore, Susan 2648

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