British Art

Gavin Stamp’s posthumous book is a magnificent tour d’horizon, a bible of the styles available to architects between the wars

How did four ornery lads rearing up from the post-war English underclass become national treasures?

Why do we accept comfortable irrelevance?

VW will never catch on beyond Anglophiles — ask not the reason why

It has fallen to Scorsese to rescue the reputation of Powell and Pressburger

‘Peter Grimes’ labours under the weight of national anxieties

A quintessentially English spirit of wry rebellion lives on in two new films

The awards used to be entertainingly eccentric

Owen Hatherley offers a vital but frequently flawed guide to post-war British architecture

Ravilious’s ethereal, understated paintings are quietly dazzling