In search of architectural magazines

Stephen Parnell, Mark Sawyer

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This article develops a theoretical framework for the relationship between the architectural magazine and architecture, understood as a profession, a discipline, and a culture. By developing David Abrahamson's idea of 'magazine exceptionalism' from the field of magazines studies, it offers a definition of what constitutes an architectural magazine, arguing that to be architectural, a magazine must be a site of architectural production, as either a validator in the field of architecture or as an architectural project in its own right. © The Author(s), 2021.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-54
Number of pages12
JournalARQ: Architectural Research Quarterly
Issue number1
Early online date28 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021
Externally publishedYes


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