Clive Aslet

Tender is the night

Across our cities and towns, night’s natural darkness is giving way to the glare and dazzle of LED lighting – but to embrace it wholeheartedly is to risk losing more than ominous shadows.

Maggi Hambling and the trouble with statues

Statues have become the object of frenzied debate in recent months. They must persist, at least, as a memorial to themselves – to stand above fleeting passions in reach of the eternal.

The medieval mobile home

‘Home is homely, though it be poore in sight,’ wrote J.Heywood in 1546. Heywood is an obscure author but many people today will agree with him, having

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