Kyoto Journal www.kampo.co.jp/kyoto-journalA 1998 APA winner for Art and Design Excellence, the Kyoto Journal has only improved in the last year, with a design that never intrudes on the content but always emphasizes it. The Kyoto Journal is anything but slick and glossy, yet its artful use of abstract photography, selective color, and typefaces proves that substance can be beautiful, too.Japan 4,000 yen, North America $45/yr. Intl. $55/yr. (4 issues)
U.S. orders to: Kyoto Journal
31 Bond St.
New York, NY 10012
SFOCA/0000/13/70/8.htmlForm follows function, or is it the other way around? SOMA renders the question moot with its seamless integration of the two. Each issue capturing the culture of the disaffected, SOMAÌs edgy and radical look challenges the limits of conventional representation without going over the top, in the process blurring the line between content and presentation.US $18/yr. (10 issues)
Orders to: SOMA Magazine
185 Berry Street, Suite 3705
San Francisco, CA 94107-1729, USA
Or, phone 415-777-4585
Places PlacesÌ guiding tenet is "an emphasis on public spaces in the service of the shared ideals of society," and in its layout, it becomes a public space, a forum for designers, scholars, and citizens to work toward sustainable community design. The blends of blueprints and photographs, interviews and essays, invite discussion and reflection: what constitutes a place?US $35/yr. (3 issues)
Orders to: School of Architecture, Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Av.
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Or, by phone at 800-627-0629
Hopscotch www.hopscotch.orgPerhaps the highest compliment that can be paid to any journalÌs design is that it allows the story to be told. Whether giving a precious full page for each photograph in a portfolio or recognizing the value of white space and a clean layout for a painfully beautiful essay, HopscotchÌs black-and-white design is simultaneously uncompromising and warm and welcoming, the perfect vehicle for its comprehensive cultural coverage.US $24/yr. Intl. US$38/yr. In Canada, add 7% GST (4 issues)
Orders to: Journals Fulfillment
Duke University Press
Durham, NC 27708-0660
Or, order online.
Or, by phone at (US) 888-387-5765
Or, by fax at 919-688-3524
magazine/magazine.htmPreservationÌs mission is to spotlight the historic sites, buildings, and objects significant to American history, and it does so beautifully. Artfully interweaving old-time photographs, blueprints, and illustrations, Preservation paints a clear picture of what American culture was once like, and can still be if we recognize its value.US $20/yr. (6 issues)
Orders to: National Trust for Historic Preservation
1785 Massachusetts Av. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Or, by phone at 800-315-6847.