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Public Domain Newsletter

Yvette Borup Andrews: Photographing Central Asia
Although often overshadowed by the escapades of her more famous husband (said by some to be the real-life inspiration for Indiana Jones), the photographs taken by Yvette Borup Andrews on their first expeditions through Central Asia stand today as a compelling contribution to early visual anthropology. Lydia Pyne looks at the story and impact of this unique body of images.
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Happy new year to all! And a belated happy Public Domain Day! Here’s our top pick of those whose works entered the public domain on January 1st in many countries around the world. Including René Magritte, Siegfried Sassoon, Aleister Crowley, Alice B. Toklas and (the other) Winston Churchill
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The Scottish Sisters Who Pioneered Art Nouveau
Most people have heard of Art Nouveau, but few remember two of the most influential figures in its conception. (No, not Gustav Klimt.) They were a pair of sisters named Margaret and Frances MacDonald, who, along with their Glasgow School of Art classmates Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Herbert MacNair, comprised the Glasgow Four. Art Nouveau wouldn’t be what it is without them.
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