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PHILOSOPHY

TIM MAUDLIN

Tim Maudlin, Philosopher of Physics, on the Perseid meteor showers. GB Tell me why you chose this. TM For the last two years, and for the first time in my […]

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ALEXEI SAYLE

Alexei Sayle, actor, author, stand-up comedian, television presenter, on a T-34-85 Soviet tank. GB Tell me why you chose this tank. AS My love of militaria is not the traditional […]

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POLLY MORGAN

Polly Morgan, artist, on a piece of polystyrene packaging. GB Tell me why you chose this. PM I think I’ve often found things beautiful that other people haven’t. I’ve often […]

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MARTINE ROSE

Martine Rose, fashion designer, on her smiley face T shirt GB Tell me why you chose your T shirt. MR I guess it’s a beautiful thing for me on loads of levels. […]

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JOHN KEANE

John Keane, artist, on an Owl butterfly. GB Tell me why you’ve chosen the Owl butterfly as your object of beauty JK I first encountered an Owl butterfly or Caligo, when […]

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AMANDA STRONZA

Amanda Stronza, anthropologist, professor, conservationist, and wildlife photographer, on a snapping turtle. GB Tell me why you chose the snapping turtle? AS Aesthetically, I think they’re really beautiful, they’re this muted […]

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PAUL MENDEZ

Paul Mendez, author, on In the House of My Father by Donald Rodney. GB Tell me why you chose this. PM The first time I ever saw it was in a […]

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LADY HALE

Lady Hale, Judge and Lord Temporal, on Barbara Hepworth’s Family of Man in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. GB Tell me why you chose this. BH Well, there are lots of […]

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DON BROWN

Don Brown, artist, on the new moon. GB Tell me why you chose this. DB I thought for quite a long time about what I find beautiful, I suppose my […]

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ALUN ANDERSON

Image constructed from thousands of pictures taken from an orbiter flying around the Moon, so there is tremendous depth of detail in the full size image. The full size image […]

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JORDAN ASHLEY

Nan one month after being battered, 1984. Copyright Nan Goldin. Jordan Ashley, founder of Souljourn Yoga, on Nan Goldin’s work, Nan one month after being battered. GB Tell me why […]

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ELLEN WINNER

Ellen Winner, Professor of Psychology, on Picasso’s Head of a Woman. GB Tell me why you chose this. EW I love this sculpture because it’s so beautiful. It is also […]

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YAYOI KUSAMA

In celebration of Yayoi Kusama opening her own museum in Tokyo, here’s an interview we did with her in 2013. You travelled alone to New York in 1957. It was […]

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THOM YORKE

Thom Yorke, musician, on his picture of a rock formation in Cornwall – ‘An old giant’s backbone buried in the rocks’. GB Tell me why you chose this rock formation: […]

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HARI KUNZRU

Hari Kunzru, author, on an image from Robert Longo’s Men in the Cities GB Tell me why you chose this. HK I find it endlessly fascinating to look at those […]

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MARK WELSH

Photograph by Martin Crook Mark Welsh on his own work, Anatomy of an Audubon GB Tell me why you chose this. MW I’ve chosen this multi-media collage I made, not […]