Art

Warts and All exhibition Philip Mould
Philip Mould Case Study

Philip Mould is a global expert on Old Master and British portraiture and has become renowned as a sleuth for uncovering sleepers and lost artworks from the depths of art history. [...]

Design

Masterpiece London 2013
Masterpiece London 2013 Case Study

Strong sales and record attendance position Masterpiece London at the heart of the London art season Since Masterpiece’s launch in 2010 it has established itself as an annual event in […]

Luxury

BurlingtonArcade entrance
Savile Row meets The Burlington Arcade

Objective: During London Collections: Men, the bespoke tailors of Savile Row and luxury menswear retailers  of Burlington Arcade (including Crockett & Jones, Harrys of London, Jimmy Choo Men, Church’s, Thomas […]

Events

Joe Gilmour from Roberson at the October 1st Rock and The Vine
HSBC Premier Wealth Case Study

Cultivating relationships with existing customers through events. HSBC is known for being the world’s local high street bank however, their HSBC Premier Wealth services are less well-known. [...]

What's On

Butchoff Antiques champions furniture makers of the future by launching a contemporary design competition to celebrate their 50th Anniversary

Visitors to the UK can find whatever floats their boat at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

 

Tweets

Musings

Review: ‘Mapping London’ at gallery@oxo

Last Wednesday evening Daniel Crouch Rare Books hosted the preview of ‘Mapping London’ at the gallery@oxo on the South Bank of London’s pride and joy: the River Thames. The launch of this exhibition kickstarts a series of events under the ‘Totally Thames’ banner. It is a festival lasting throughout September designed to bring the river alive and to celebrate what it has brought to London throughout the city’s long history.

Daniel Crouch, a long-standing enthusiast of cartography,is an established, world-leading maps and rare books dealer and over the years he has acquired a collection of maps of London dating from the sixteenth-century onwards. The single common factor between these maps on show is the River Thames, a flowing constant that anchors the ever-evolving city to its banks. It is therefore only fitting that this collection be displayed as part of a festival that pays homage to the Thames by exploring and singling out the cultural and historical hot-spots along the river’s banks.

It is fascinating to see such a diverse collection of maps grouped together in one space, particularly because they all share the same subject yet adopt very different approaches, not least because the styles and mindsets in which each map was born are from vastly different points in history, spanning a time frame of five centuries, the earliest from 1572 right up until the present day. Indeed, these maps reflect the changing psyche of the British public as the island underwent decades of agricultural, industrial and social reform.

Two maps in particular stand out in my memory of the evening: The earliest extant plan of London (1572) by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg,and Stephen Walter’s London Subterranea (2012). These examples reflect the evolution of both the city of London and of the discipline of map-making, and for different reasons are far removed from the cust [...]

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Review: Brimming with Art at Burlington House (The Summer Exhibition and more)

Emma Double, July 22, 2014

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British Folk Art

Claire Owen, June 16, 2014

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