London: Chiswick Press, etc., 1884-1892
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Quarterly. The official journal of the Century Guild of Artists. Founded by the architect and designer Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo (1851-1942), the Guild was one of the earliest Arts and Crafts groups in Britain. The magazine contained essays on art, literature, and occasionally architecture and music. The principle contributors included Mackmurdo, Selwyn Image (the author of numerous articles), Arthur Galton, May Morris, Herbert P. Horne, Christina Rossetti, and Hubert Parry. The Hobby Horse was much admired by William Morris. By fusing art and literature in a magazine whose layout and design was a conscious aesthetic statement, it was precursor of pioneering Modernist magazines such as The Savoy, The Yellow Book and The Dome.
See: Imogen Hart. ‘The Arts and Crafts Movement’ The Century Guild Hobby Horse (1884-94), The Evergreen (1895-7), and The Acorn
(1905-6) 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