Heavenly matters, earthly delights

26 Jan 2015

In his book, Gothic Wonder, Professor Paul Binski explores a period in which English art and architecture pushed the boundaries to produce some of Europe’s most spectacular buildings and illuminated manuscripts. Binski’s research sets into context the whole gamut of human endeavour: from awesome cathedrals to playfully irreverent grotesques.

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Buildings for books: the complete story of the library

13 Nov 2013

For 20 years architectural historian Dr James Campbell waited for someone to write a definitive book about libraries. When he decided to write one himself, his research took him to 82 libraries in 21 countries. The Library: A World History is much overdue but well worth waiting for.

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Good tidings for coastal communities

23 Oct 2013

The sea sustains life but also threatens it. An innovative design concept by Ed Barsley aims to contend with rising seawater by welcoming it into our coastal settlements.

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Renaissance

Piety in the Renaissance Home

14 Jan 2013

The notion of the Renaissance as a ‘secular age’ is to be challenged by three University of Cambridge researchers after securing €2.3m funding from the European Research Council.

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Knowlton Church, a listed building

New degree to help protect historic buildings

10 Jun 2011

As English Heritage launches its first ever National Heritage Protection Plan, a new part-time Master’s degree at the University of Cambridge is set to make an important contribution to the protection of England’s historic buildings.

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Spike Bucklow

Organic chemist, puppet maker, art conservator...

01 Feb 2008

From organic chemist, through maker of rubber monsters, to conservator of fine art, Spike Bucklow describes his career path as "something of a drunkard's walk". But you could say that it has always been leading to the same end: the application of science for the benefit of art.

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