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14.12.17

Photographer of the year: we shortlist the best of 2017

 

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, bombed-out buildings in Syria and an anti-Trump march in New York are among the images captured by the agency photographers shortlisted by the Guardian picture desk this year. The winner will be announced on 21 December

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14.12.17

Minor White's vanished America – in pictures

 

In 1937, this son of a book-keeper and dressmaker moved from Minnesota to Portland, where he chronicled soon-to-be demolished 19th-century buildings – developing a vision that would influence countless photographers to come

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14.12.17

Ethiopia's living churches – in pictures

 

As one of the first countries to adopt Christianity, Ethiopia has a legacy of churches and monasteries, built on hilltops or hewn out of cliff faces, as well as vibrant traditions of worship. These are celebrated in a lavish book, Ethiopia: The Living Churches of an...

 
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14.12.17

Magic touch: when museums get family exhibitions right

 

Future Park at the Powerhouse Museum taps into demand for museums to host playful, interactive, high-tech exhibitions

When my kids were aged two and four and three-quarters, I took them to a Tatsuo Miyajima exhibition, Connect With Everything, at Sydney’s...

 
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14.12.17

'High-status' portrait of bearded woman bought by Wellcome Collection

 

Science and medical foundation identifies condition as rare congenital endocrine condition known as Ambras Syndrome

On 15 September 1657 the diarist John Evelyn had a conversation with an intelligent, cultured German woman, dressed in the height of fashion, who...

 
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13.12.17

US embassy proves a catalyst for £15bn Nine Elms regeneration project

 

Standing in contrast to dark brick luxury flats, the glass citadel aims to be a benign fortress that is part of a wider rejuvenation of ‘Knightsbridge of the South’

Yew hedges containing steel bollards, ditches deep enough to stop a truck and a...

 
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13.12.17

The top 10 architecture and design events of 2017

 

It was a year that celebrated new dawns. From plywood to postmodernism, from the return of council housing to a Cornish art gallery, our critic picks his highlights

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13.12.17

The top 10 photography exhibitions of 2017

 

The refugee crisis became a sci-fi dystopia, a handful of dust took us to the moon and back, a Polish pioneer had suggestive fun with hot dogs and love returned to the Left Bank. Our critic picks his 2017 highlights

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