Tag Archives: Harold Acton

The Roots of Elegance

In 1561, Baldesar Castiglione — a diplomat and what used to be called a “man of letters” –finished writing a book that was an homage to his time at the court of the Duke of Urbino. His aim was to … Continue reading

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But Is It Art?

Almost every dormitory room at school had Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” hanging on the wall above the desk. Well, not the real thing, of course, but a poster. This being the 80’s and the Levi’s 501 Blues campaign being in full … Continue reading

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