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Architectural Digest – Interior Design Magazines PDF
Conde Nast, NY
Each image on this page opens an entire volume, with several months’ issues. Volume dates appear to range from the late 1960s to at least 2005. Unfortunately, it is necessary to open a volume to see its year.
Architectural Digest Magazine has the subtitle “the International design authority”. “Architectural Digest is a vibrant monthly celebration of international design talents, innovative homes and products, inspiring decorating ideas, culture, and travel. Launched in 1920 as a California trade quarterly, the magazine evolved over the years, increasing in frequency and broadening in scope until it became the byword for living well.” – Architectural Digest website.
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Architectural Record – Interior Design Magazines PDF
NY: BNP Media
“U.S. based monthly dedicated to architecture and interior design. It is widely-recognized as an important historical record of the unfolding debates in architectural practice, history and criticism in the 20th-century United States.” – Wikipedia.
Architecture MN Magazine – Interior Design Magazines PDF
Minneapolis: American Institute of Architects Minnesota
“Coverage of design-rich cultural events and activities, visits to architecture studios, architectural travel photography, in-depth conversations with Minnesota movers and shakers, and beautifully illustrated feature articles on the latest notable buildings designed by AIA Minnesota member architects.” – Website.
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Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival – Interior Design Magazines PDF
Massachusetts: Cruz Bay
“Arts & Crafts Homes inspires those building, renovating, or furnishing a home in the Arts & Crafts spirit, and celebrates the revival of quality and craftsmanship. ” – Publisher.
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Canadian Architecture & Design Magazine Collection – Interior Design Magazines PDF
Toronto, Canada: IQ Business Media
Among the magazines at this link are two devoted to architecture and interior design. “Canadian Interiors is Canada’s leading magazine targeted at interior design professionals.” – Publisher.
“Canadian Architect is a magazine for architects and related professionals practicing in Canada. This national review of design and practice documents significant architecture and design from across the country and features articles on current practice, building technology, and social issues affecting architecture. We are the journal of record of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada” – Website. Canadian architecture magazine pdf free.
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Cosmopolitan Home Grand Rapids – Interior Design Magazines PDF
Grand Rapids, Michigan: Newview
“Cosmopolitan Home brings the area’s most beautiful spaces and talented home professionals to readers throughout West Michigan. Professional photography, award-winning design and insightful editorial help respected industry leaders share their talents and knowledge with a high-end group of consumers. At the same time, interviews with builders, architects, suppliers and interior designers give readers a chance to see firsthand the quality and commitment that goes into creating each “Cosmopolitan Home.” ” – Website. Michigan home design magazine pdf free online. Free Interior Design Magazines PDF.
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Dwell – Interior Design Magazines PDF
U.S.: Dwell Media
“Dwell is the first and only magazine to explore both the interiors and the exteriors of modern home design in a stylish, yet accessible way. With focus on a new modernistic approach to home design that offers identity, creativity and harmony. ” – Publisher.
Early Homes Magazine – Interior Design Magazines PDF
“Early Homes is a biannual special edition that focuses on the period 1690—1850 and it’s revivals, including Colonial and Neoclassical design. Each issue contains lavish photos and plenty of product sources.” – Early Homes Magazine.
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Green Home Magazine
South Africa: Alive to Green
“Green Home Magazine is the home of all things smart and green – promoting self-sufficiency, heightened awareness and appreciation, consumer empowerment, holistic health and living.” – Publisher.
InDesign Architecture Asia Pacific Magazine Collection
Buckingham St Surry Hills, NSW Australia: InDesign Media
This link has a variety of architecture and interior design magazines produced by the publisher InDesign Media. Some of the magazines, such as “Architecture & Design” and “Infolink Building Products News” are complete versions; and other titles are “Preview” editions that are shortened versions of the print magazine.
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Log Home Living
U.S.: Active Interest Media
“Log Home Living Magazine is the comprehensive authority for planning, building and living the log home dream. Each issue showcases a range of beautiful homes, and conveys a wealth of practical information on construction, design, maintenance, trends and decor. Log Home Living is inspirational and fun- always providing outstanding information and encouragement.” – Publisher.
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Malaga, Spain: ClearVision Media
“Perfect Homes Magazine is an inviting, informative and influential resource for those interested in real estate and property investments. Designed for those who enjoy the finer things in life this publication is the ultimate source of information for those looking to purchase exceptional properties from around the world.” – Publisher.
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SEAB: Southeast Asia Building Magazine
Singapore: Tradelink Media
“Southeast Asia Building (SEAB), published bi-monthly since 1974, is a Singapore-based trade magazine devoted to Architecture, Interior Design, Landscaping and M&E Engineering. SEAB is a free building trade journal circulated to more than 110,000 building professionals across Asia Pacific region. We aim to deliver concise, well-balanced reports which include industry news, project reports, product / technological updates, to our readers.” – Website. Free Interior Design Magazines PDF.
Suburban Life; the Countryside Magazine
A popular lifestyle magazine at the beginning of the 20th century for affluent people who lived – or aspired to live – comfortably outside the city.
Timber Home Living – Interior Design Magazines PDF
U.S.: Home Group
Timber Home Living is a sister publication to Log Home Living, which has an entry on this web page.
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Websites of More Architecture & Urban Planning Magazines
Free online versions of these architecture and urban planning magazines are not available, but their websites feature articles of interest.
Collection of American Historic Periodicals on Architecture & Urban Planning
This free online collection at Hathi Trust contains numerous issues of many titles related to architecture and urban planning, and also coverage of transportation networks and urban infrastructure.
Miscellaneous House and Home Magazines – Interior Design Magazines PDF
This Internet Archive collection contains over 500 issues of a wide variety of English-language magazines published in the U.S., UK, New Zealand, and possibly other countries. Some of the titles are also found on this Century Past webpage.
The Australian Women’s Weekly
Sydney – Bauer Media Group
Published since 1933, Australian Women’s Weekly was for many years, and is again in 2019, the most read magazine in Australia. The most popular feature in the magazine is the recipe collection. For many years another popular feature was a pull-out TV guide. Top home magazines, Australian Women’s Weekly magazine back issues. Free Interior Design Magazines PDF.
Country Life Magazine
The magazine began in 1901 with a target audience of people living in rural America, but changed its focus to city dwellers looking for ideas on country living. The 1904 issues are titled: Country Life in America; a magazine for the home-maker, the country gentleman, the farmer, the gardener, the nature-student, and the lover of clean athletics and sports. In 1911 it was titled Country Life in America, a magazine for the home-maker in the country. In 1917 the name changed to The New Country Life. It ceased production in 1942.
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Malaga, Spain: Simply Media
“Decor Magazine is where style lives! A design resource for those with a passion for creating beautiful surrounding. Designed for interior designers or home enthusiast, Decor Magazine is the go-to-guide for those who want to discover what is happening within the world of interiors. ” – Publisher.
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The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine
London; S.O. Beeton
“An Illustrated Journal, combining practical information, instruction, and amusement.”
The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine was launched by Samuel Beeton, husband of Mrs. Beeton, who was widely known in the 19th century for her books of household management. This changed the face of women’s magazines of the period, and can be claimed to have invented the popular women’s magazine. Vintage British women’s magazine. Read free magazines from 19th century.
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EST Magazine – Free Interior Design Magazines PDF
Melbourne, Australia: EST Living
“Unforgettable spaces and inspired design. Est Magazine is a free Australian digital design magazine curating the best in global design, fashion, interiors and lifestyle. Est Magazine brings together the creative talents of photographers, designers, stylists, writers and trend spotters around the globe and curates them with an Australian twist. ” – Website.
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Godey’s Lady’s Book
This monthly was the most widely circulated magazine in the U.S. in the period before the Civil War, reaching a circulation of 150,000 in 1860 despite being more expensive than other monthlies. It was published by Louis A. Godey in Philadelphia from 1830 to 1878. Each issue contained poetry, articles and engravings created by prominent artists and writers. Also recipes submitted by readers, illustrations of current clothing fashions, crafts, family activities, games, and much else about daily life in 19th century America. A similar magazine, ‘Peterson’s, is also found on this webpage. Godey’s Lady’s Book.
“Good Housekeeping Magazine presents a diverse blend of articles on life-management, beauty care, cooking, shopping, holiday planning, and interior design for the average woman or mother. Each issue features enticing recipes for daily cooking or special occasions alongside useful tips for eating healthy and maintaining a fit figure. You’ll also find ideas for creative craft projects, maximizing space with smart storage options, and upgrading your home décor on any budget. Whether you have a spouse, children, or pets, Good Housekeeping Magazine provides timeless advice on building strong relationships and creating a healthy, advantageous environment for your loved ones.” – Good Housekeeping. Good Housekeeping back issues.
A mix of several titles, including Family Handyman, Home Handyman. DIY magazines free online.
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The Home-Maker: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine – Interior Design Magazines PDF
NY: Home-Maker Pub. Co.
Mary Virginia Terhune (1830–1922), also known by her penname Marion Harland, was an American author who was prolific and bestselling in both fiction and non-fiction genres. Her book “Common Sense in the Household: A Manual of Practical Housewifery”, a cookbook and domestic guide for housewives, became a huge bestseller, eventually selling more than one million copies over several editions. -Wikipedia
Harland edited this magazine, which was apparently short-lived. Vintage women’s magazines. Free back issues of magazines.
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House Beautiful Magazine
Hearst Magazine Media
Bound volume dates appear to range from 1930 to about 2008. They are not in chronological order.
“House Beautiful is an interior decorating magazine that focuses on decorating and the domestic arts. First published in 1896, it is currently published by the Hearst Corporation.” – Wikipedia. House Beautiful magazine back issues.
House & Garden
The collection of modern issues at the last length unfortunately does not show the year of each issue. House & Garden is an American shelter periodical published by Condé Nast Publications that focuses on interior design, entertaining, and gardening. Magazines from 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s. Free back issues of magazines. Free Interior Design Magazines PDF.
Ladies’ Home Journal – Interior Design Magazines PDF
“The most widely read of the women’s magazines and as popular in reading rooms as for home use. The serials and short stories are always moral in purpose and often of considerable literary merit. Biography, current social movements and social reform are well represented. Personal hygiene and personal ethics, in all their phases are included in every, number. Many distinct departments deal with every side of domestic life from cooking, holiday and other entertainments, dressmaking and millinery to house planning and decoration. Much criticised for the very obvious character of much of its ethical teaching and other advice, and so widely read by all classes as to be nearly superfluous in many smaller libraries.”
– – F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918
The Ladies’ Home Journal first appeared in 1883, and in 1903 became the first American magazine to reach 1 million subscribers. It was the most popular American women’s magazine through the 1950s, and then began to fall behind competitors in circulation. In 2014 it ceased publication as a monthly. Old magazines from 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s.
U.S: McCall Corporation
“Was a monthly American women’s magazine, published by the McCall Corporation, that enjoyed great popularity through much of the 20th century, peaking at a readership of 8.4 million in the early 1960s. It was established as a small-format magazine called The Queen in 1873.” – Wikipedia
Old House Interiors Magazines – Interior Design Magazines PDF
Massachusetts: Cruz Bay
“Articles focusing on styles, projects, and ideas for old house interiors & decorative accessories, including furnishings, painting, wallpaper, ceilings, lighting, floors, and rugs.” – Publisher. Old House magazine free.
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Old House Journal – Free Interior Design Magazines PDF
“The Original Restoration Magazine for people who are passionate about old houses to repair, rehabilitate, update, and decorate their homes; covering all classic American architectural styles, from the earliest Colonial-era buildings to grand Victorians of every variety to Arts & Crafts bungalows and mid-century ranches.” – Old House Journal. Home design magazines free online.
The owners of the ‘Saturday Evening Post’ began publishing ‘The Ladies National Magazine’ in 1842 as a less expensive alternative to the popular magazine ‘Godey’s Lady’s Book’ (also on this webpage). The name was changed in 1855 to ‘Peterson’s Magazine’, and it continued under that title until 1892, ceasing publication in 1898. Magazines from 1800s, 19th century magazines.
U.S. – Hearst
Redbook was founded in 1903, soon becoming a popular women’s magazine specializing mainly in short fiction for women. Over the decades since it has changed editors and owners, as well as its focus, but remained a popular and respected magazine. It ceased print publication at the end of 2018. Redbook magazine archive.
Style at Home – Interior Design Magazines PDF
“Style at Home brings an exciting and stylish voice to the world of home decorating. The magazine offers readers advice on everything from design trends and decorating projects to renovation solutions and entertaining ideas.” – Publisher. Free Interior Design Magazines PDF.
Suburban Life; the Countryside Magazines – Interior Design Magazines PDF
A popular lifestyle magazine at the beginning of the 20th century for affluent people who lived – or aspired to live – comfortably outside the city. Home magazines free.
Woman’s Home Companion
Closely resembles in appearance and contents the Delineator and the Ladies’ Home Journal, and, like them, popular in reading-rooms frequented by women. – – F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918. Magazines read online free.
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1001 Home Ideas 1986-1991 (Black & White) – Free architecture magazine pdf
California Homes Magazine – Interior Design Magazine PDF
I-Build Magazine – Interior Design Magazine PDF
Inex Magazine – Interior Design Magazine PDF
Inspired Home – Fargo – Home Decor Magazines Free
Ranch and Rural Living 1950-1961 (Black & White) – Home Decor Magazines Free
Websites of More Home & Interior Decorating Magazines PDF
Free online versions of these home magazines are not available, but their websites feature articles of interest.