- New York: Grolier Club, The, 2021.
- 9 x 12 inches
- Hardcover with jacket
- 325 pages
- ISBN: 9781605830919
Price: $75.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 135333
"...if you want to understand magazines erstwhile power, schedule a visit to the Grolier Club by April 24 to see Magazines and the American Experience: Highlights From the Collection of Steven Lomazow, M.D.... Dr. Lomazow describes the exhibition (which he curated with a librarian, Julie Carlsen, while also creating a richly detailed catalog) as an "epitaph" for the printed magazine."
- Edward Rothstein, The Wall Street Journal
"A remarkable exhibition at the Grolier Club in Manhattan which can also be viewed online and more carefully examined in an accompanying catalogue provides an impressively comprehensive a view of this important fold of U.S. history."
- Jonathan Keats, Forbes
"Through 200 rare and unique magazines, this exhibition offers the definitive story of magazines in America."
- J.V., Air Mail
"Cumulatively, the titles on display give a window into broad themes of American history... And then theres the history of magazines themselves. To spin around the room is to watch an unfolding explosion of color and exquisite craftsmanship, and the evolving business models that supported it all."
- Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times, about the companion exhibition at the Grolier Club
"Whats exciting about the Grolier exhibition isnt how much it makes visible (most of the magazines are included face-up, as covers, not as browsable objects) but the way it packs three hundred years of shared American past into one room...The Grolier show makes clear that most of the countrys major history passed through its periodicals. The American experiment is a print experiment at heart, and, for Lomazow, acquisition has meant watching history fall into place."
- Nathan Heller, The New Yorker
Magazines and the American Experience: Highlights from the Collection of Steven Lomazow, M.D. is the companion to the exhibition curated by Steven Lomazow, on show at the Grolier Club from January 19 to April 24, 2021. At 324 pages and lavishly illustrated with 435 color illustrations, the catalogue takes the reader on a chronological tour of the American magazine from 1733 to the present. This is followed by an examination of specialty magazines, with chapters on sports, literature, pulp, and entertainment, among others. The section on magazines written by and for African Americans uncovers the legacy that begins with David Ruggles's Mirror of History (1838) and includes [Frederick] Douglass' Monthly (1859), the combative Messenger (1917), the Negro Digest (1942), and Essence (1970). Introductions to each section provide valuable context, and the bibliography and essays by experts in the genre increase this fascinating catalogue's value for collectors and scholars. Set in Goudy Old Style and Adobe Caslon types. Design and typography by Jerry Kelly.