We have a regular book review feature on our blog, but today we’re looking at a magazine.
The biannual publication of Midcentury has recently been launched, so it’s especially nice to be able to cast our eye over edition number one.
It’s a subject close to our hearts too – namely Mid-Century Modernism.
We’ve been reading our copy over the weekend and have been thoroughly enjoying it.
Articles in this edition include an in-depth look at the ever-expanding Midcentury Modern Show and an interview with the founders & organisers, Petra Curtis & Lucy Ryder Richardson.
The Festival of Britain features prominently – both details of the original spectacular exhibition and current events to mark this, its 60th anniversary.
There’s a look at the hit TV show, Mad Men and its influence on the current Mid Century Modern renaissance.
Regular features are set to include the Buyer’s Guide to a design classic (the Eames rocker); Collector’s Perspective (the sculptures of Brian Willsher), Designer’s Eye (fashion designer, Margaret Howell‘s choice of 3 fave MCM pieces)’ Curator’s Choice which highlights a current exhibition (Robin & Lucienne Day at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester) and Mid Century Home, (in this edition, a tour of Cathy Spooner & Peter Walls’ house in Crystal Palace, London).
There’s an excellent directory of specialist MCM stockists, designers & dealers.
Format wise, it’s between A4 and A5 – and there are 66 pages in all. A subscription costs £6.95 per year for two issues, £10.95 in Europe and £13.95 to the rest of the world. The price includes postage.
Hopefully this is the start of something great – so get your hands on a copy, have a browse and let them know what you think.