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One of Spain's most respected fiction writers turns to non-fiction. Javier Cercas's new book, The Anatomy of a Moment, tells the story of the attack on the Spanish Parliament in 1981 during the investiture of the new Prime Minister. Harriett Gilbert interviews him.
A SHELTER FIT FOR A PALACE FLOOR IN JERICHO
One of the world's hidden treasures will shortly be displayed - the historic mosaic floor of Hisham's Palace. The fragile wonder will shortly be open to visitors thanks to an innovative architectural project designed to both shelter and show-off this an endangered world heritage site. Mat Heywood reports from Jericho.
Sir David Chipperfield
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This year's winner of Britain's highest architecture award - the Royal Gold Medal - presented by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in recognition of a lifetime's work. Previous winners have included Sir Edwin Lutyens, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer and Rem Koohaas. Sir David Chipperfield talks to Anna about winning the award, the challenges of working in China, and the nerves that set in before one of his buildings is opened to the public for the first time.
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Together with The Kings Speech, the Coen brothers' film 'True Grit' leads at this year's Oscar chances with ten nominations. It's up for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay and there are also nods for the cast including regular Coen Brothers collaborator Jeff Bridges shown above with the Coen Brothers at the New York premiere. We find out what the fuss is about.
How do you capture the human cost of the war? This is the question that Kai Weidenhofer, an award-winning German photographer, has been wrestling with for more than two decades. Israeli-Palestinian conflict as its subject - his latest exhibition, The Book of Destruction, is already controversial.
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Paris residents are Uncouth Philistines, according to American architect Frank Gehry who is said to be appalled shocked and angry after a court order to stop building work on his design for a new cultural centre in the city. Called, the 'Cloud' it was due to house the contemporary art collection of Bernard Arnaud, the owner of the world's luxury goods group which owns Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Givenchy. We hear more from Paris.
HENRY LOUIS GATES
The renowned African-American academic and Harvard Professor has a new multi-volume series out called the Image of the Black in Western Art.
From Alice Walker to Chinua Achebe, the world's greatest authors discuss their best known novel.…