Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Modern Decorative Arts

The Studio Magazine began publishing in England in 1893. It was a fine arts and decorative arts magazine illustrating the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts movements in home furnishings. The one I checked out of the library was the 1954 issue but they also had the 1909 edition which can be viewed in its entirety (168 pages) through Google Books here.

After 1906, they started to publish an annual compilation called The Studio Year-Book of Decorative Art. This was dedicated to the latest trends in interior design, furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, and ceramics. In the 1960s, it was renamed Decorative Art in Modern Interiors. These annuals ceased publishing in 1980.

I would love to get my hands on the volumes from the mid 1950s to the mid 1960s seen here.

I just found the original magazines online here at the Internet Archives. How come no one told me about the Internet Archive. What an incredible source of free publications!


Hannah said...

oh I love this I love this I love it! So unbelievable beautiful and sleek and still warm

ATG said...

I love those!
And thanks for the tip on the online archive...very cool!