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THE INTERNATIONAL ART MAGAZINE THE INTERNATIONAL ART MAGAZINE THE INTERNATIONAL ART MAGAZINE

The Städel Museum at 200

– Hybrid horrors:

grotesque art

Kader Attia: repairing the past – The loss of Iraq’s heritage

The Measure The Measure The Measure The Measure of a Man of a Man of a Man of a Man Le Corbusier and Le Corbusier and Le Corbusier and the human scale the human scale the human scale the human scale

Cover Le Corbusier (1887–1965) photographed in New York holding a Modulor measuring device, c. 1950 Photo: Pictorial Parade/ Getty Images See feature on pp. 62–67

Städel Museum: pp. 54–60

CONTENTS APRIL 2015 VOLUME CLXXXI NO. 630

15 Editor’s Letter

The cultural desecration of Iraq 16 Agenda

What’s on around the world in April 20 Forum

Should the Kunstmuseum Bern have accepted the Gurlitt bequest? 23 Diary

Charlotte Vignon 26 Letter

John Curtis reports on Iraq 28 Art Outlook

Maggie Gray rounds up recent art news

Features 31 Photo Realism

Tatyana Franck, director of the Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne, talks to Apollo about the museum’s 30th anniversary 34 Learning Lessons

Ben Street asks whether museum education programmes can have a more radical purpose 38 The Collecting Gene

Susan Moore talks to Charles Weissmann about his instinctive approach to collecting 46 Archival Impulse

Hannah Gregory meets Kader Attia ahead of a major retrospective of his work in Lausanne 54 Städel Mates

Fatema Ahmed talks to Max Hollein, director of the Städel Museum, about the museum’s 200th anniversary 62 The Human Factor

Owen Hatherley examines Le Corbusier’s undervalued humanist side, which goes on show at the Centre Pompidou 68 Horrible Art Histories

Tim Smith-Laing considers how the genre of the grotesque has unfolded from the Renaissance to the present day

APRIL 2015 APOLLO 11

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