This is a tribute to Horizon, the US magazine of the arts, in its hardcover quarterly version published by American Heritage from 1959 to 1978. Perhaps it was too beautiful to last any longer.
My father subscribed from 1965 to 1969, and I still have all those issues. Thanks to the wonders of eBay I have now bought up as many copies of later issues as I can find.
Lavishly illustrated, it featured articles on art (old and new), literature, history, archaeology, biography and society. Contributors ranged from the historian J.H. Plumb to the novelist and critic Anthony Burgess and the travel writer James (now Jan) Morris.
Each blog entry looks at one issue. (That’s the plan anyway…) I hope it spurs you to seek them out as I have.
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