Introduction: Art Periodicals Today, Historically Considered

The Introduction to the Special Issue: entitled Art Periodicals, Historically Considered sketches an outline of the advent of periodicals in the context of the Enlightenment demand for the public use of reason, and situates the emergence of art periodicals in the context of the advent of autonomous art since the 19th century. The article introduces the contributions to the Special Issue: and opens up a way to reposition the question of critique in today’s art publishing.

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