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The Macdonald Sisters: How They Visually Created Equality Between Men and …

The prevailing issue of fin-de-siècle France was the increasing autonomy of women. Independence for women threatened traditional social and gender roles, and consequently men's civil power. Margaret and Frances Macdonald embodied this “new woman” …

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Centuries of history in Royston Pike lecture series

The first lecture will be on Wednesday, September 18, with Pete Allen's memoir of the Royal Theatre in Drury Lane. The next features Alan Hepburn delving into the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one of the figureheads of the art nouveau movement.

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Video: Century old artwork discovered under plaster at Dial Lane business …

“The Art Nouveau lettering and the iron decorative features imposed on the stone front suggest to those who have made pilgrimages to Glasgow and Northampton the virtuoso work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. “In fact, the 26 year-old architect was Harold …

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STYLE EXCLUSIVE: First Look at Silvia Pellegrino's New Collection

Silvia admits her biggest inspiration is city artist, architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. "I always take … "I learned so much about the workmanship, the bags that were made in Paris and the jewellery made in France." When Silvia decided …

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City design genius was decades ahead of his time

A milk jug designed by Dresser sits in a display cabinet at Kelvingrove next to work by Charles Rennie Mackintosh; both designers were heavily influenced by Japan but expressed their work in very different ways yet the simplicity of form unites the two.

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'Sophisticated and brazen' decade-long crime spree that saw 23 high-end cars …

Police used criminal search warrants of eight residences and one business, public storage lockers and a cargo container to recover 23 stolen high-end vehicles and other expensive property totalling over $5 million Thursday. They recovered stolen …

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Tiny figurine found in attic that was made by Faberge sells for $5.2 million

A rare Faberge figurine found stashed in a deceased retiree's upstate New York attic sold at auction Saturday for over $5million. Dated to 1912, the figurine depicts a known personal bodyguard to royalty and was given by Czar Nicholas II to his wife …

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Doug Ford is a bigger bully, ex-Rob voter says

Sure, says the man in the Boston Red Sox baseball cap, he would be happy to speak with me, only no names, because he doesn't trust newspapers to get the facts straight. And the facts are this: he is a retired police officer, RCMP, and originally from …

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Couture unwrapped: the haute-worthy confections at the A/W 2014-15 Paris shows

Modern is a word that is rarely emphasised in the high and haughty world of the Paris Couture – a bi-annual fashion extravaganza where adjectives like elaborate, fantastical and extreme tend to fit more comfortably into the vocabulary. An adventure in …

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Liz Jones's Diary: In which I feel positively negative

MTV Kim And Khloe Kardashian Throw 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Baby Shower For Kourtney: See The PicsMTV. Undo …. Marvin and Rochelle Humes can barely keep their eyes off one another as they dress up for jewellery party in Birmingham All loved up …

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Campaigners in fresh court battle to make animals 'people' under the law

Animal rights activists will renew their battle this week to prove a chimpanzee is a 'person' in the eyes of the law. The main player in the landmark case is a little different from most – he is Tommy, a 26-year-old former circus chimp who allegedly …

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England 1-0 Norway MATCH REPORT: Wayne Rooney nets from penalty spot …

New England captain Wayne Rooney smashed home a second-half penalty to give Roy Hodgson's side a victory over Norway in their first match since the World Cup. The Manchester United striker converted from the spot in the 68th minute after Raheem …

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Why Mary Berry is a role model for the those wanting to be healthy

Though she is famed for her calorific cakes, Great British Bake off presenter Mary Berry is a role model for people wanting to eat a healthy diet, scientists have said. While she is renowned for getting contestants on the BBC show to make high-fat …

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The Dish: Diner's Update: November/December 2014

Providence's Pot au Feu will host a three-part wine celebration for the release of the new harvest of Beaujolais Nouveau. Part un of the celebration takes place … Chez Pascal in Providence will host an art and craft show from 11 a.m.−3 p.m. The …

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Glasgow School of Art guide

The current building was designed by alumnus Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It has since gone on to produce … There are 13 undergraduate courses on offer at GSA ranging from Digital Culture to Silversmithing and Jewellery. Students have the opportunity …

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Scots artist brews up new exhibition in city tea rooms

The festival coincides with the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, which started last week, with Friday Night is Mackintosh Music Night at Queen's Cross Church. The event was hosted by BBC presenter Judith Ralston …

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Seven Reasons to Explore Budget-Friendly Glasgow

Head to trendy Princess Square Shopping Centre on foot-friendly Buchanan Street where you will find designer boutiques, jewelry and specialty shops set in a beautifully restored building dating back to 1841. The area also offers plenty of restaurants …

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Commonwealth Games baton features hidden message from the Queen

The titanium lattice that surrounds the cylinder is inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh's designs and was created through a process similar to 3D printing that fuses together multiple layers of titanium powder three-hundredths of a millimetre thick …

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Time running out to save Mackintosh's Willow Tea Rooms

The tea rooms are a sub-tenant of a branch of Henderson jewellers, which is shutting. Ms Mulhern is now hoping to secure a short-term lease of the building so that the tea rooms, first opened at 217 Sauchiehall Street by Mackintosh's patron Kate …

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Mila Kunis does layered chic as she leaves her mother's house in LA

There was no sign of current squeeze Ashton Kutcher when Mila Kunis was seen leaving her mother's apartment in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Although she was relatively make-up free, Mila still looked hauntingly beautiful as she walked outside in the …

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New Crystal 'Boutique' Excursion Gives Exclusive Access To Faberge Eggs …

… the museum curator himself will guide guests through Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg's impressive private collection of imperial Faberge, which includes 15 of the world's remaining 50 eggs elaborately designed by St. Petersburg's own Carl …

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Al Capone's cocktail shaker and Titanic claret jug for sale at Stanley Seeger …

Al Capone's silver-plated cocktail shaker, an armchair once owned by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and a cut-glass claret jug from the Titanic. They are just three of the items from the private collection of American art enthusiast Stanley …

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Fabergé peg: The incredible gold and platinum DENTURES made for Russian …

Dental experts from St Petersburg State Pavlov Medical University established that 'this denture is a high quality product made by jewellery dental prosthetic manufactory of the Karl Faberge Merchant House, which was based in dental department of …

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Prince William's mission to destroy royal ivory described as 'bonkers' by critics

For millennia, Man has used ivory for jewellery, decoration, embellishment, carvings, sculptures and paintings. The trade in ivory is, perhaps, as old as civilisation. There are records of its sophisticated use in Ancient Greece for monumental sculpture.

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John Boehner and 40 in Congress demand commercial flight bans from Ebola …

The Obama administration should ban all air travel to the United States from the three African countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, say at least 41 members of Congress including three Democratic House members. Republican Senator Ted Cruz, …

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Only the 'very wealthy' should pay inheritance tax, says David Cameron

'He is a pretty co-operative chap, but I've got my work cut out on this one. But he is keen on it too.' Last night, however, senior sources played down the prospect of any increase in the inheritance tax threshold before the election, suggesting it was …

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Dallas Ebola hospital apologizes for misdiagnosis of Thomas Eric Duncan

Texas Health Resources CEO Barclay Berdan took our a full page newspaper advertisement on Sunday to apologize yet again for the company's handling of the Ebola outbreak in Dallas. In the advertisement printed in Sunday's editions of the Dallas Morning …

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Liz Jones's Diary: In which we have (another) argument

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt make their first red carpet appearance as a married couple at Unbroken world premiere in Sydney · Supplied photo obtained Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 of actress Angelina Jolie with Louis 'Angelina became a great part of my life …

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Barcelona Budget Now Offering a Tour to Casa Lleo Morera

With stained-glass windows, mosaics, sculptures, furniture, ceramics, Fattore pointed out, Casa Lleo Morera, contains the best-preserved examples of the decorative arts from Catalonia's home-grown art nouveau movement modernisme. Designed by the …

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Westchester Estate Jewelry Firm Explores a New Sales Model

The website, http://www.mulazziestatejewelry.com, promotes the slogan, "Online Jewelry from a Company You can Trust," and offers jewelry from every era including Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Retro and Modern. It touts a more affordable price due …

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A 'New' Scene

"They read more like clothing than costumes," Maser says of the period pieces that seamstress Deborah Overturff (Erika's mom) has created for the company's 1920s-themed production. Maser will host an encore performance of Nutcracker Nouveau on Dec.

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Gorham Manufacturing Co. was founded in Providence R.I. in 1815

In the 1890's, the firm was known for its decorations in the Japanese taste and the iris design on the tea set is a lovely example of this favourite Art Nouveau motif. Gorham marked their silver with an anchor. There were two basic methods of …

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International Antique Postcard Expo happening at the York Expo Center this …

Francis Gresse of France stood behind his booth and flipped through protective plastic sheets with rare postcards by Alphonse Mucha, who was a well-known Art Nouveau painter — meaning new art in French. The postcards have hundreds of illustrated …

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4c Design's Baton for the XX Commonwealth Games Combines Cutting-Edge …

The lattice frame takes inspiration from Glasgow's rich industrial and architectural heritage, structurally echoing both the ship building cranes on the River Clyde and the delicate filigree work of Charles Rennie MackIntosh. Designed using a … in …

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Mackintosh Willow Tea Rooms secures reprieve for one year

The tea rooms are based in an A-listed building badly in need of repair and Anne Mulhern, who has run the popular attraction since 1983, was facing a crisis because her landlord, Henderson jewellers, had gone out of business. There was a danger that …

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