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The Craftsman [USA]

Eastwood, New York: The United Crafts [monthly]

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Vol.1, no.1, October 1901 - vol.31, no.3, December 1916 [all published]

This title has been digitized in its entirety by the University of Wisconsin Decorative Arts and Material Culture collection.

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and by the University of Toronto for the Internet Archive project:

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To search using the Internet Archive file click on title. You can then download or click Read Online to view. Note: the Optical Character Recognition for some of the titles in the Internet Archive project is not very good, it is, therefore, worth checking double-checking the list of contents for each volume when searching.

Comments: The quality of the digitisation by the University of Wisconsin is possibly superior and the user may also find it easier to use.
A description of The Craftsmen provided by the Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture:
In 1901, Gustav Stickley, a premier proponent of the Arts and Crafts movement in North America, along with United Crafts of Eastwood N.Y. published the first issue of The Craftsman. The monthly journal was dedicated to the products, ideals and philosophy of the Arts and Crafts Movement. The Craftsman espoused the ideal of simple, functional design and the "necessity of producing good art as a means to improve public morals and further public happiness" (Foreword from v.2, no.3, 1902). Topics include furniture making, domestic architecture, interior design, landscape design, decorative arts, textiles, industry and social commentary. There are also numerous articles by and about major artisans and proponents of the Arts and Crafts Movement, such as William Morris, John Ruskin, Charles Binns, Irene Sargent, Frederick Law Olmsted and Harvey Ellis. Full of illustrations and photographs, The Craftsman provides a multifaceted and detailed look into the movement and its beginnings in North America. The journal ceased publication in 1916.
Presented here is a full-text digital facsimile of The Craftsman (1901-1916), made from the holdings of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Steenbock Library and Kohler Art Library. The libraries' issues are not archivally intact; covers and concluding sections of advertising pages are missing in some cases. However, article content in numbered page sequences is complete. The full text is keyword searchable within the limits of optical character recognition software. The contents for each issue can also be browsed; and thumbnail images of pages in sequence can be displayed using "gallery view." Indexing of The Craftsman in commercial sources is available via "Readers' Guide Retrospective" online by the H. W. Wilson Co., and the print volume: "The New Craftsman Index," by Marilyn Fish (Lambertville, NJ: Arts and Crafts Quarterly Press, 1997).

For further information about the University of Wisconsin Decorative Arts and Material Culture Collection and about other resources they have digitized see: http://decorativearts.library.wisc.edu/


Dekorative Kunst [Germany]

Munich, Germany: Alexander Koch [monthly]

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October 1901 - September 1921 [lacks 6 volumes]

Dekorative Kunst and its sister fine arts journal Die Kunst were published by Alexander Koch from October 1897 onwards. Each were issued separately, however the even volumes (e.g. 2, 4, 6, 8 and so on) of Die Kunst also incorporate Dekorative Kunst [two volumes of Dekorative Kunst were published per year]. To view Dekorative Kunst, see the even volumes of Die Kunst which have the subtitles Angewandte Kunst Der 'Dekorativen Kunst'.

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To search, click on title. You can then download or click Read Online to view.
Note: the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for some of the titles in the Internet Archive project is not very good, it is, therefore, advisable to check the list of contents for each volume when searching. You can only search one volume at a time.

For a bibliographical record for Dekorative Kunst see this link.

Note: the 6 issues of Dekorative Kunst October 1897-March 1898 can be viewed at URL http://www.archive.org/details/dekorativekunst00unkngoog however, the scanning is in low resolution and does not include most of the illustrations.


Design CoverDesign [UK]

London: Council for Industrial Design, later Design Council [monthly]

No.193, January 1965 - no.312, December 1974

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Digitized as part of the VADS (Visual Arts Data Service) project.

Note: click on covers to search

Comments: possibly a little cumbersome (but not difficult) to use and the grey on white OCR text is a bit difficult to read. However, this is a valuable resource and is hoped that one day further issues of this important design magazine will be digitized.

For further information about VADS see: http://www.vads.ac.uk/about/

For a bibliographical record of this journals and locations in the UK see this link.


Design Review CoverDesign Review [New Zealand]

Wellington, New Zealand: Architectural Centre [irregular]

Vol.1, no.1, April 1948 - vol.5, no.5, April 1954 [all issues published]

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Covers developments in contemporary New Zealand and international architecture and design.

Comments: easy to search. Contains cross-references and Internet links to biographical sources on architects and designers discussed in the journal.


Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration CoverDeutsche Kunst und Dekoration [Germany]

Darmstadt, Germany: Alexander Koch [monthly]

Vol. 1, October 1897 - Vol. 50, September 1922

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To search, click on title. You can then download or click Read Online to view.
Note: the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for some of the titles in the Internet Archive project is not very good, it is, therefore, advisable to check the list of contents for each volume when searching. You can only search one volume at a time.

Note: the first 27 volumes of Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration (1897-1911) have also been digitized for the designinform database ReVIEW. The OCR is more accurate and it is possible to cross-search volumes. See: http://www.designinform.co.uk for further information about this title.

For a bibliographical record of this journal see this link.


Form CoverForm [Germany]

Gütersloh, Germany: Birkhäuser GmbH A.-G [quarterly, from 1999 bi-monthly]

No.1, 1957 - no.217, 2007

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Note: full-text digitized searchable version of Form, one of the leading German design journals.

Text in German and (from 1999) in English.


House and Garden CoverHouse & Garden [USA]

New York, NY: McBride, Winston & Co., later Condé Nast [monthly]

Vol.19, January 1911 - vol.42, July 1922

[lacks vol.27, January-June 1915 and vol.32, July-December 1917]

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To search, click on title. You can then download or click Read Online to view.
Note: the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for some of the titles in the Internet Archive project is not very good, it is, therefore, advisable to check the list of contents for each volume when searching. You can only search one volume at a time.

For a bibliographical record of this journal see this link.


International Studio CoverInternational Studio [USA]

New York, NY: International Studio/John Lane Company [monthly]

Vol.31, no.121, March 1907 - vol.75, no.304, September 1922

[lacks vols.68-69, July 1919-April 1920]

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To search, click on title. You can then download or click Read Online to view.
Note: the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for some of the titles in the Internet Archive project is not very good, it is, therefore, advisable to check the list of contents for each volume when searching. You can only search one volume at a time.

For a bibliographical record of this journal see this link.


Journal of Design and Manufactures [UK]

London: Chapman and Hall [monthly]

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No.1, March 1849 - no.36, February 1852 [all published]

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Description provided by the Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture at the University of Wisconsin:

The Journal of Design and Manufactures (1849-1852) was published in London, edited by Henry Cole and Richard Redgrave. Focusing on decorative and applied arts, the journal aimed to improve British industrial design and educate public taste. Actual samples of fabric and wallpaper were included in the issues, and designs analyzed. Attention was also devoted to critiques of contemporary pottery, glass and metals. Other contents include news items, book reviews, and original papers on topics ranging from copyright to the importance of botany study to design. The 1851 Great Exhibition is heavily discussed. Illustrations are scattered throughout. Editors Cole and Redgrave were significant figures in British design education reform. Redgrave (1804-88) was an artist, teacher, and administrator. Sir Henry Cole (1808-1882) was active in education and arts administration, organized the Great Exhibition of 1851, and helped form the applied arts collections that grew into the South Kensington Museum, later the Victoria and Albert Museum, where he served as the first museum director. The six compilation volumes presented here constitute the full run (36 monthly issues) of this short-lived journal. Each volume includes six issues with a contents index. Original volumes are held at the UW-Madison, Kohler Art Library, call number W 7J821 Cutter.

Comments: an excellent digitization provided by the Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture at the University of Wisconsin

For further information about the University of Wisconsin Decorative Arts and Material Culture Collection and about other resources they have digitized see: http://decorativearts.library.wisc.edu/


Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts CoverJournal of Early Southern Decorative Arts [USA]

Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Museum of Southern Decorative Arts [2 issues a year]

Vol. 1, May 1975 - vol. 30, no.2, Winter 2004

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To search, click on title. You can then download or click Read Online to view.
Note: the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for some of the titles in the Internet Archive project is not very good, it is, therefore, advisable to check the list of contents for each volume when searching. You can only search one volume at a time

For a bibliographical record of this journal see this link.


Keith's Magazine on Home Building CoverKeith's Magazine on Home Building [USA]

Minneapolis, Minnesota: M.L. Keith [monthly]

Vol.13, no.1, January 1905 - vol.14, no.6, December 1905
Vol.23, no.1, January 1910 - vol.46, no.6, December 1921

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To search, click on title. You can then download or click Read Online to view.
Note: the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for some of the titles in the Internet Archive project is not very good, it is, therefore, advisable to check the list of contents for each volume when searching. You can only search one volume at a time.

Note: Initially published as The Homebuilder in January-February 1899. Also known as Keith's Homebuilder and Keith's Beautiful Homes Magazine before becoming Beautiful Homes Magazine in 1931.


Magazine of Art [UK]

London: Cassell Petter Galpin & Co., later Cassell & Company [monthly]

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Vol.5,1881-82
Vol.6 1882-83
Vol.7 1883-84
Vol.8 1884-85
Vol.9 1885-86
Vol.10 1886-87
Vol.11 1887-88
Vol.12 1888-89
Vol.16 1892-93
Vol.17 1893-94
Vol.20, 1896-97
Vol.21, May, June 1897
Vol.22, 1897-98
Vol.23, April, May June, August 1899

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To search, click on title. You can then download or click Read Online to view.
Note: the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for some of the titles in the Internet Archive project is not very good, it is, therefore, advisable to check the list of contents for each volume when searching. You can only search one volume at a time

For a bibliographical history of this magazine see this link.


Metropolis CoverMetropolis [USA]

New York, NY: Metropolis Magazine [monthly]

Architecture and design magazine published monthly in New York City since 1981.

All the major articles (and many of the minor articles) in Metropolis from May 2003 up to the current issue can be viewed full text, on line, free.

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To search click Archives

Note: architecture and design magazine published monthly in New York City since 1981.


Moderne Bauformen CoverModerne Bauformen [Germany]

Stuttgart, Germany: Julius Hoffmann [monthly]

Vol. 6, 1907

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To search, click on title. You can then download or click Read Online to view.
Note: the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for some of the titles in the Internet Archive project is not very good, it is, therefore, advisable to check the list of contents for each volume when searching.

For a bibliographical record of this journal see this link.

Note: hopefully more volumes of this important journal will be digitized.


The Studio CoverThe Studio [UK]

Note: incorrectly catalogued as Studio International

London: The Studio

Vol.8, no.39, June 1896 - vol.84, no.357, December 1922

[lacks vols 30, 36, 40, 56, 58, 67, 69, 72-82]

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To search, click on title. You can then download or click Read Online to view.
Note: the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for some of the titles in the Internet Archive project is not very good, it is, therefore, advisable to check the list of contents for each volume when searching. You can only search one volume at a time

Note: The first 50 volumes of The Studio (1893-1910) have also been digitized for the designinform database ReVIEW. The OCR is more accurate and it is possible to cross-search volumes. See: http://www.designinform.co.uk/ for further information about this title

For the bibliographical record of The Studio journal see this link.