Saturday, October 17, 2015

Videoblog: "Very British"

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Nach 20 Jahren berichtet ARD-Korrespondentin Hanni Hüsch wieder aus der Millionen-Metropole London. Zusammen mit ihrer Kollegin Julie Kurz ist sie ... "Very British".

"Very British" - alle Folgen gibt es hier.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Frank Auerbach on the importance of language (?)

I could have sworn that, during the recent (rare) interview with Frank Auerbach, there was a passage in which – in the context of the current migration crisis – Auerbach stressed the importance of language (for integration etc.), but I can't find it now. Something along the lines of "language is more important than looks", I think, unless I'm imagining it?

Further reading:

Escher in London for the first time

As a former (and present, I suppose) devout Escher fan, I was surprised to read that a current exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery is "the first devoted to his work in England".

Read more in the interesting article by Al Jazeera journalist Jessica Baldwin.

Exhibition details are here.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Difference between 'made of' and 'made from'

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between 'made of' and 'made from'?

Cambridge Grammar of English by Ronald Carter and Michael McCarthy provides this helpful and succinct distinction:
‘Made from’ is often used to describe manufacturing processes . . . 
‘Made of’ emphasises the inherent material or qualities of something, and has a meaning similar to ‘composed of’.
Thanks to Jacqui Birnie for the 'research' on this issue.