Monoskop’s Avant-garde and Modernist Magazines

(via 3:AM Magazine)


The Mask: A Quarterly Illustrated Journal of the Art of Theatre was a magazine edited by Edward Gordon Craig and published by A. Goldini in Florence, Italy, in seventy issues between 1908 and 1929 (suspended May 1915 – May 1918).

Scans at Blue Mountain Project.

On the importance of avant-garde magazines printed on aging paper:

What is the relevance of avant-garde magazines printed on aging paper to a society which views the world in real time and through networked digital lenses? There are two common answers. Regardless of their age, the art they carry can be looked at anew since it is only its techniques that pale, and on the other hand, they provide us with a historical record of several generations of artists and writers. Although what strikes the eye first is a variety of their fabrics and of workings of the page, something estranged from the relentless linearity of digital bits and the UX of the glowing screen. Here, they also remind us that our lenses matter as well, their properties are variables.

– Monoskop

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