Around the world, there is a joint crisis of climate change and housing shortage – two topics topped the list of discussions at the recent COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. Construction and buildings are responsible for more than a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, according to a September report from Realtor.com, the United …

The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) have announced the acquisition of one of the earliest known images of a black person by a Scottish artist. The Edinburgh Milkmaid with Butter Churn by David Allan (1744-1796) is a beautifully painted watercolor that is both exceptionally rare and striking. It is also a bit of history which …

It took four years to complete the Sabz Burj Conservation and Restoration Project, the 22-meter-high octagonal monument at the intersection of Mathura Road and Lodhi Road. It was a fortuitous find during curation that the intricate artwork on its ceiling was revealed, placing the ASI-protected monument in the league of the country’s most unique monuments. …

Frank Richmond returned from World War I with a satchel full of postcards from the places in France where his unit had fought – street scenes, town halls and, most importantly, bridges from war zones like Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. After the war, Richmond, an architect and builder, redesigned buildings and bridges on canvas for his wife, Amy, …

75th State Painting and Sculpture Competition ended The winners of the 75th National Painting and Sculpture Competition organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism have been announced. The competition, organized since 1939 by the General Directorate of Fine Arts under the Ministry, in order to exhibit together the latest works of Turkish artists, bring …

LENOX – The artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp, today, is, as the Museum of Modern Art indicates on its website for the exhibition “Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction”, “considered as one of the most versatile modern artists ”. But, in 1937, when George LK Morris purchased “Composition in a Circle” from the Swiss-born artist (1937), it was not …

The kitchen has a clean layout with a centrally placed island and light gray countertops dominating the periphery of the room. The island can accommodate four people and is integrated with open shelves for storage. Wood, printed tiles, white subway tiles and Shahabad stone dictate the aesthetic of this space. The vegetable garden and the …

The village of Machynlleth will host its first bilingual literary festival named Amdani, Fachynlleth! Literature & Travel Festival from November 26 to 28. This first festival, translated by Let’s Go, Machynlleth! will pay tribute to award-winning Welsh historian, writer and writer Jan Morris. She passed away in November of last year, so this event will …

View of the Windhover Contemplative Center from the reflecting pool on the south side of the building; © Mattew Millman. Stanford Windhover Center for Contemplation – Art, Nature and Clay Architecture Opened in 2014, Windhover Contemplative Center is a spiritual retreat and a highly sustainable building on the campus of Stanford University.The center is housed …

Renowned writer and scholar Professor Hasan Azizul Huq passed away on November 15, 2021 at the age of 82. A master storyteller, he has won numerous accolades for his work, including the Bangla Academy Award and Ekushey Padak. To pay tribute to his illustrious literary career, The Daily Star reprints his interview, taken by Farhana …