Design and the Modern Magazine

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Jeremy Aynsley, Kate Forde
Manchester University Press, May 15, 2007 - Design - 203 pages
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Design and the Modern Magazine provides a thematically arranged set of essays that examine the changing character of the magazine as an important aspect of cultural life from the late nineteenth century until today. In doing so it offers some of the first detailed case-studies of individual titles and analyses how design decisions are made alongside editorial, commercial and technical considerations. The book suggests ways to understand the magazine as a designed object. Among the more significant titles considered are Woman's Home Companion, Design, Woman and Vogue. While largely drawing from British and American sources, the book also covers the impact of modern design ideas from Europe on such publications.

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About the author (2007)

Jeremy Aynsley is Professor of History of Design at the Royal College of Art, London. Kate Forde is a Visual Arts Officer at the Arts Council England, London.

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