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Exciting. New. Journals.

New selections are on the shelves and online

Posted 11.23.10 by Katherine Cowan

Sienese Shredder covers

Over the past several years, the Decker Library has added new titles to our print and online journal offerings.

Many of the publications have a parallel online presence, presenting content and/or abstracts of each issue.

Take some time to investigate!

Animation Journal
Publication website
"... the first peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to animation history and theory. Its content reflects the diversity of animation's production techniques and national origins. Animation Journal is edited by Maureen Furniss, Ph.D., who teaches animation courses at the California Institute of the Arts."

Black Camera
Publication website
"... devoted to the study and documentation of the black cinematic experience... the only scholarly film journal of its kind in the United States. It regularly features essays and interviews that engage film in social as well as political contexts and in relation to historical and economic forces that bear on the reception, distribution, and production of film in local, regional, national, and transnational settings and environments."

Publication website
"... award-winning quarterly magazine of art and culture that confounds expectations of what is typically meant by the words "art," "culture," and sometimes even "magazine." Like the 17th-century cabinet of curiosities to which its name alludes, Cabinet is as interested in the margins of culture as its center."

Central Booking Magazine
Publication website
"... aims to mediate the zeitgeist of the book arts panorama, as articulated within a broader realm of artistic theory and practice. Each issue contains an interview with a book-minded artist, an artist’s project created specifically for the magazine, insight into a collector’s passions, an advanced tutorial on book-related techniques, annotated listings of book arts events around the world, a feature highlighting the text of from a selected work ... and its own graphic serial!"

Chicago Tribune
Access via National Newspapers
Now included in the National Newspapers database, full-text online.

Design and Culture
Publication website
"... explores the dynamic, contingent relationships between design and its many cultural contexts. Encompassing the numerous professional, quasi-professional, and amateur fields of design, the journal identifies and explores cultures of design and designs of culture, investigating the tensions often encountered between critical, analytical, and intellectual activity and traditional studio-based endeavors." Interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, published 3x per year.

Digital Artist
Publication website
"... the perfect magazine for anyone who uses their computer as a canvas... the only community-focussed magazine to cover all art styles and all art software... ." Practical and inspirational, including tutorials and reports on new artists (projects, interviews, features and galleries). Each issue comes with a CD-ROM that can be checked out at the Circulation Desk, with video tutorials, brushes, papers and reference photos.

Access via Academic Search Premier
"... a quarterly magazine of politics and culture... . 'A pillar of leftist intellectual provocation,' writes the New York Times, Dissent is 'devoted to slaying orthodoxies on the right and on the left.' "

Fabric Architecture
Publication website
"... the official publication of the Fabric Structures Association and the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association of the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Published since 1989, Fabric Architecture provides timely and accurate industry intelligence about the fabric architecture industry."

Fashion Practice:
The Journal of Design, Creative Process & the Fashion Industry
Publication website
Fashion Theory:
The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture
Access via Academic Search Premier or Art Full Text
"Fashion Theory is published four times a year ... (and) ... complements Fashion Practice's focus on the applied side of the fashion industry by providing insights into the cultural significance of the dressed body."

Getty Research Journal
Publication website
Showcases work by scholars and staff associated with the Getty Research Institute and other affiliated programs. Essays focus on objects or aspects of the Getty's archival, rare book, and art holdings. Annual, peer-reviewed.

Giant Robot
Publication website
"... covers cool aspects of Asian and Asian-American pop culture. Paving the way for less knowledgeable media outlets, Giant Robot put the spotlight on Chow Yun Fat, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li years before they were in mainstream America's vocabulary." Founded in 1994 by Eric Nakamura and Martin Wong.

Happy Hypocrite
Publication website
"... a bi-annual journal led by artists’ writings, published by Bookworks and edited by Maria Fusco. Inspired and informed by avant-garde magazines such as Bananas, Documents, The Fox, Merlin and Tracks, it includes new writing and research-based projects from artists, writers and theorists expressing experimental ideas. The design of the journal has a strong bias toward typography to reflect the written nature of the contributions. Each section has a different typographic language, which illustrates the diversity of the works included."

Harvard Design Magazine
Access via Art Full Text
Covers architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design and planning. Published bi-annually by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Publication website
From Baltimore, produced by local artists and writers, including MICA alum (and MRC staff) Art Soontornsaratool.

Los Angeles Times
Access via National Newspapers
Now included in the National Newspapers database, full-text online.

Next American City
Publication website
A national quarterly - observing, documenting, and conceiving realistic solutions about how to improve cities. Published by The Next American City, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting socially and environmentally sustainable growth in American cities.

Sienese Shredder
Publication website
Started by artists Brice Brown and Trevor Winkfield, each issue includes poetry, critical writing, visual arts, unpublished rarities, oddball ephemera, and other culturally significant materiaal. Each issue comes with a CD-ROM that can be checked out - inquire at the Circulation Desk. This journal is produced annually, so will not be displayed upstairs on the current periodical shelf, but goes downstairs in the journal section.

Publication website
"... an award winning magazine covering global contemporary arts and lifestyle through the lens of Creativity. ... We collect stories for each issue based on a theme, which allows us to provide a coherent lens onto a topic. Our target audience is creative people who enjoy stories that are well-written, well-designed, and have a global perspective. We hunt for stories that aren’t being covered by mainstream media, often breaking stories before they do."