Books

The American Magazine

Genre: Pop Culture, Coffee Table; Author: Amy Janello, Brennon Jones; Publisher: Abrams

The American Magazine, a lavishly illustrated and informative history of what this book’s writers and editors fervently hope is still the most exciting game around — the American magazine. Chapters on the social impact of magazines, on the history of the women’s magazine, and on magazine fiction will help to persuade the unconvinced that this is so. But the graphics — layouts, typography, and photos — should leave no doubt in their minds. A-

Originally posted October 18 1991 — 12:00 AM EDT

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