Photobooks at Donlon Books in Hackney, east London, including Lorenzo Vitturi’s ‘Dalston Anatomy’
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Why photobooks are booming in a digital age

Instead of killing off the printed page, technology has enabled photographers to design and print their own books


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Sir Simon Rattle has been appointed music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. In June 2009, the celebrated conductor had Lunch with the FT
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In Paris Fashion Week, where are the best restaurants, food shops and markets to visit? In September last year, we asked notable Parisians to tell us where they buy their baguettes, stop for coffee or have a blowout dinner
Illustration by Patrick Morgan of Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh

Over a ‘Calcutta Chinese’ feast, novelist talks to David Pilling about the ‘cognitive problem’ that separates India and China, and completing his epic Ibis trilogy

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‘The Buried Giant’, by Kazuo Ishiguro

Despite ogres and dragons, the Booker prize winner’s first novel for a decade is absolutely characteristic, moving and unsettling, writes Jason Cowley

Models closing the Burberry show
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Anatomy of a catwalk show

It takes 39 models, 1,170 minutes of hair and make-up and 30kg of sliver confetti to create London’s biggest show. We go behind the scenes at Burberry

Tour Montparnasse seen from the Eiffel Tower
©Xavier Boymond

Paris by light

Innovative lighting designers are reimagining the ‘Ville Lumière’ using new technology, colours and movement

‘Winners: And How They Succeed’, by Alastair Campbell

The former spin doctor proves a star-struck guide to the mindset of high achievers. Review by Lucy Kellaway

Wim Wenders at the Berlin Film Festival
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Wim Wenders on the pull of America

The German film director talks about the draw of the US throughout his 50 years of film-making

The Ottomans in Renaissance art

European images of the Ottomans offer a revealing insight into how the all-conquering empire was perceived in the west

The ship and its helicopter
©Ken Kochey

Exploring the Solomon Sea

The islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea receive few visitors but a luxury cruiser, complete with helicopter, now allows adventurers to explore

©Imperial War Museum

The rational face of fashion

Onesies, fluoro jewels and trouser suits: how the second world war brought about a sartorial revolution



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