Studio International was the world’s leading international art journal over the period of 97 years during which it appeared continuously.

The history of Studio International is a fascinating one. In its first issue Aubrey Beardsley’s work was published for the first time. As The Studio the journal helped to pioneer art nouveau and led the Art and Craft Movement.

Regular features and spheres of interest in which the journal was particularly strong include architecture and design, authoritative articles on contemporary art movements, controversial articles and comments by artists and critics, and world-wide news of developments of all kinds in the art world.

Its contributors included many famous artists and almost every outstanding critic in the last 90 years. Among them have been Aubrey Beardsley, Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Jsainu Noguchi and Will Rothenstein.

Thus it can be seen that Studio International is unique both as a working tool for research into the history of art and as an archival reference guide, and the use of colour microfilm (which can be read on most microfilm readers) means that the full effect of the original publication can be properly appreciated.

  • 1893 – 1915 on black and white 35mm silver positive microfilm.
  • 1916 – 1988 on 35mm colour microfilm.