Tanya Harrod’s books include ‘The Last Sane Man: Michael Cardew, Modern Pots, Colonialism and the Counterculture’ (Yale University Press) and ‘The Real Thing: Essays on Making in the Modern World’ (Hyphen Press)

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Why modernism was not the only way of being modern

A new study of art and design in the interwar years makes the case for a distinctly baroque take on modernity

19 Jun 2018