The National Art Library has subscribed to fine and applied arts serial publications since its foundation. We also have a long tradition of following trends in magazine design more generally. Our collection includes early examples such as The Gentleman's Magazine (1731) and Memorie per le belle arti (1785), taking in long running titles like Country Life, The Burlington Magazine and several national editions of Vogue that continue in print to this day. We still acquire the latest print and, now, online titles with an eye on contemporary art scholarship and the wider boom in independent magazine publishing.
This A–Z is an introductory sampler to the scope of our collection.