n. 1 (1952) – current
The editors’ note of a recent Aperture (n. 217) quotes the magazine’s first issue musing about the relative places of pictures and words. This isn’t the only way #1 and #217 seem to reference each other, despite being almost entirely different publications. It’s remarkable how much the photographic mainstay has developed. Read on for alternating glimpses of issues with 215 iterations between them.
Instead of a cigarette, enjoy a small sampling from our chronological assortment of 1000’s cigarette ads, from the 1920’s till today, currently on display on the top shelf of the picture collection.
American Fabrics and Fashion (also called American Fabrics) was a commercial textile magazine created as a guide for manufacturers in the fabrics industry. In every issue there are dozens of physical fabric samples glued in, so in case you were wondering, “What did the 50’s feel like?”, here is the most literal answer to your question. Accompanying the samples are textile advertisements and sometimes the samples are even incorporated into the ads themselves. For anyone interested in fashion, textiles or all that is tactile, American Fabrics is a publication of great cultural and historical value.
We have 105 Issues of American Fabrics, 1946-1975.
Faculty Library Orientation
Tuesday, April 2, 11am
Visual Arts Library, 380 Second Avenue, 2nd floor
All SVA faculty members are invited to a brief tutorial on some of the Visual Arts Library’s most powerful digital tools, and a short tour showcasing its prized print and multimedia collections. The orientation should last no more than an hour. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to meeting you.
For more information, contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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As invocation of, but not a promise as to the quantity, quality or types of refreshments that will be served at the Faculty Library Orientation, please enjoy the following pictures from the Picture Collection’s Food – Desserts & Sweets folder: