London: John Lane/Moreland Press, 1916- 1917,1921-1922
The period covered by Arts:Search 1916- 1917,1921-1922. Available soon.
Form was conceived by the extraordinary English
artist and occultist Austin Osman Spare (1886-1956)
and launched at the height of the First World War.
Spare envisaged it as a successor to The Yellow Book,
however, it proved nowhere near as successful,
running to only 5 issues – April 1916, April 1917,
October 1921 November/December 1921, and
January 1922. However, during its short history
Form was able to muster some notable contributors
including Edmund J. Sullivan, Harold Massingham,
Aldous Huxley, Robert Graves, Walter Sickert,
Arnold Bennett, Siegfried Sassoom, Edward Thomas,
James Guthrie, W.H. Davies, Arthur Waley, Edith
Sitwell, Frank Brangwyn, Laura Knight, Sidney Sime,
Ludovic Rodo, Edward Wadsworth, Walter
Spradbury, William Nicholson, Claude Lovat Fraser,
John Nash and Paul Nash.
See: Paul Edwards. Nostalgia and Reacion: Austin O. Spare and Form (1916-17), The Golden Hind (1922-4) and the
Decachord (1924-31) in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines. Volume 1: Britain and Ireland
1880-1955, edited by Peter Brooker and Andrew Thacker. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009 pp.120-141