Condé Nast Inc. is an American mass media company founded in 1909 by Condé Montrose Nast, based at One World Trade Center and owned by Advance Publications. The company attracts more than 164 million consumers across its 19 brands and media: Allure, Architectural Digest, Ars Technica, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, Glamour, Golf Digest, GQ, Self, Teen Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W and Wired. Robert A. Sauerberg Jr. is Condé Nast's current chief president. US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour serves as the current artistic director of Condé Nast; the company launched Condé Nast Entertainment in 2011 to develop film and digital video programming. Condé Montrose Nast, a New York City-born publisher, launched his magazine empire in 1909 with the purchase of Vogue, first created in 1892 as a New York weekly journal of society and fashion news. At first, Nast published the magazine under Vogue Company and did not incorporate Condé Nast until 1923, he had a flair for nurturing elite readers as well as advertisers and upgraded Vogue, sending the magazine on its path of becoming a top fashion authority.
Nast's portfolio expanded to include House & Garden, Vanity Fair and American Golfer. The company introduced British Vogue in 1916, Condé Nast became the first publisher of an overseas edition of an existing magazine. Condé Nast is considered to be the originator of the "class publication," a type of magazine focused on a particular social group or interest instead of targeting the largest possible readership, its magazines focus on a wide range of subjects, including travel, home and other interests, with fashion the larger portion of the company's focus. Nast opened a printing press in 1924, which closed in 1964 to make way for more centrally located sites capable of producing higher volumes. During the Great Depression, Condé Nast introduced innovative typography and color. Vogue's first full color photograph was featured on the cover in 1932, marking the year when Condé Nast began replacing fashion drawings on covers with photo illustrations―an innovative move at the time. Glamour, launched in 1939, was the last magazine introduced to the company by Nast, who died in 1942.
In 1959, Samuel I. Newhouse bought Condé Nast for US$5 million as an anniversary gift for his wife Mitzi, who loved Vogue, he merged it with the held holding company Advance Publications. His son, S. I. Newhouse, Jr. known as "Si," became chairman of Condé Nast in 1975. The Newhouse era at Condé Nast launched a period of acquisitions, overhauls of existing magazines and the founding of new publications. In January 2000, Condé Nast moved from 350 Madison Avenue to 4 Times Square, which at the time was the first skyscraper built in New York City since 1992 and boasted a Frank Gehry cafeteria; the move was viewed as contributing to the transformation of Times Square. In the same year, Condé Nast purchased Fairchild Publications, home to W and WWD, from the Walt Disney Company. In 2001, Condé Nast bought Golf Digest and Golf World from The New York Times Company for US$435 million. On October 5, 2009, Condé Nast announced the closure of three of its publications: Cookie, Modern Bride, Elegant Bride.
Gourmet ceased monthly publication with its November 2009 issue. In print, Gourmet continues in the form of special editions on cookbooks. Other Condé Nast titles were shut down as well; the company folded the women's magazine Jane with its August issue in 2007 and shut down its website. One of Condé Nast's oldest titles, the American edition of House and Garden, ceased publication after the December 2007 issue. Portfolio and Domino were folded as well. Condé Nast has made some notable acquisitions. On October 31, 2006, Condé Nast acquired the content aggregation site Reddit, spun off as a wholly owned subsidiary in September 2011. On May 20, 2008, the company announced its acquisition of a popular technology-oriented website, Ars Technica. In July 2010, Robert Sauerberg became Condé Nast's president. In May 2011, Condé Nast was the first major publisher to deliver subscriptions for the iPad, starting with The New Yorker. In the same month, Next Issue Media, a joint venture formed by five U. S. publishers including Condé Nast, announced subscriptions for Android devices available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
In June 2011, Condé Nast announced that it would relocate its headquarters to One World Trade Center in 2015. In September 2011, Condé Nast said; the company launched Conde Nast Entertainment in 2011 to develop film and digital video programming. In May 2013, CNÉ's Digital Video Network debuted, featuring web series for such publications as Glamour and GQ. Wired joined the Digital Video Network with the announcement of five original web series including the National Security Agency satire Codefellas and the animated advice series Mister Know-It-All. In late October 2013, the company ceased its unpaid internship program. In November 2014, Condé Nast moved into One World Trade Center, where its new headquarters is located. On September 14, 2015, the company announced Robert A. Sauerberg Jr. was appointed as its chief executive officer and will remain its president.
Allure is an American women's multimedia brand focused on beauty, with a magazine published monthly by Conde Nast in New York City, as well as allure.com and other channels. It was founded in 1991 by Linda Wells. Michelle Lee replaced Wells in 2015. A signature of the magazine is its annual Best of Beauty awards—accolades given in the October issue to beauty products deemed the best by Allure's staff. In 1990, S. I. Newhouse Jr. chairman of Condé Nast, editorial director Alexander Liberman approached Linda Wells to develop a concept they had for a beauty magazine. At the time, Wells was the food editor at The New York Times Magazine; the magazine's prototype was shredded shortly before the scheduled launch date and, after overhauling everything, Allure made its debut in March 1991 designed by Lucy Sisman. The magazine's original format was oversize, but this prevented it from fitting into slots at grocery-store checkouts and required advertisers to resize their ads or create new ones. After four issues, Allure changed to a standard-size glossy format.
Allure focuses on beauty and women's health. Allure was the first women's magazine to write about the health risks associated with silicone breast implants, has reported on other controversial health issues. After Lee took the helm in late 2015, the brand was celebrated for promoting diversity and inclusivity. In 2017, Adweek awarded Lee as Editor of the Year; the magazine's circulation 250,000 in 1991, is over 1 million as of 2011. Many writers have contributed to Allure. Among them are Arthur Miller, John Updike, Jhumpa Lahiri, Michael Chabon, Kathryn Harrison, Frank McCourt, Isabel Allende, Francine du Plessix Gray. Elizabeth Gilbert’s essay “The Road to Rapture,” published in Allure in 2003, was the precursor to her memoir, Pray, Love. Photographers who have shot for Allure include Michael Thompson, Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier, Tina Barney, Marilyn Minter, Carter Smith, Steven Klein, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton. Cover subjects have included Demi Lovato, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Helen Mirren, Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Victoria Beckham, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Simpson, Kate Hudson, Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani..
Allure began its Best of Beauty awards program in the mid-1990s, at the initiative of Wells, to help readers choose among the vast array of makeup, skin-care, hair-care products on the market. Allure has two sets of one judged by the magazine's editors and the other by readers. A “winners’ seal” logo, developed by Allure, appears on many of the winning products. To ensure that its judgments are neutral, Allure's ad department isn't involved in the selections. In 2010, the magazine developed an iPhone app that highlights the winning products and tells users where they can buy them based on their location. There was an outrage. Magazine of the Year from Adweek Bronze Clio Award for Allure Unbound augmented reality app The National Magazine Award for Design The Editorial Excellence Award from Folio The Circulation Excellence Award from Circulation Management “Ring Leader,” an essay by Natalie Kusz from the February 1996 issue of Allure, was selected for The Best American Essays 1997; the magazine has been on Adweek’s Hot List in 1993, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2007.
Allure has received 29 awards from the American Academy of Dermatology, 9 journalism awards from the Fragrance Foundation, the Excellence in Media Award from the Skin Cancer Foundation. The Achiever Award from Cosmetic Executive Women The Matrix Award for magazine leadership from New York Women in Communications, Inc. Editor of the Year from Adweek Digiday's Glossy 50 A100 Most Influential Asians from Gold House Creative 100 from Create & Cultivate Wells, along with Allure editors Michael Carl and Kelly Atterton, have appeared as judges on the Bravo TV series Shear Genius. Allure editors have appeared as experts on programs such as the Today show and 60 Minutes, Allure stories receive national attention. Hilary Duff played an Allure intern in Cheaper by the Dozen 2. List of Allure cover models “Inside Allure’s beauty box business” “In a rare move, Allure’s cover features three Asian models” “Chatting with Michelle Lee, Editor in Chief of Allure” "Allure Floods Issue with 2-D Barcodes, Sees Subscription Bump" "Pedaling in Place on the Road to Fitness" 2017 Best of Beauty Awards Revealed on Today "Allure Mag Selects Affordable, Awesome Products" "In Depth: 2009's Most Powerful Fashion Magazine Editors" Linda Wells’s Letter From the Editor Official website Allure – magazine profile at Fashion Model Directory Allure Staff Contact Information
The Post-Standard is a major newspaper serving the greater Syracuse, New York, metro area. Published by Advance Publications, it is one of several consumer brands of Advance Media New York; the other major brand is syracuse.com. The newspaper is published seven days a week and is home-delivered to subscribers on Tuesday and Sunday, it is available via e-edition every day. Advance Media New York's other consumer brands are NYUp.com and Central New York The Good Life Magazine. The Post-Standard was founded in 1829 as The Onondaga Standard; the first issue was published Sept. 10, 1829, after Vivus W. Smith consolidated the Onondaga Journal with the Syracuse Advertiser under The Onondaga Standard name. Through the 1800s, it was known variously as The Weekly Standard, The Daily Standard and The Syracuse Standard. On July 10, 1894, The Syracuse Post was first published. On Dec. 26, 1898, the owners of The Daily Standard and The Syracuse Post merged to form The Post-Standard. The first issue of the newly merged paper was published Jan.
1, 1899. The merged company was based at 136 E. Genesee St. in Syracuse. By 1900, Syracuse had a population of 135,000 and the publication had a "sworn circulation" of 17,575 daily, 12,571 semi-weekly and 15,195 on Sunday, it was touted as "a clean, aggressive, up-to-date newspaper." The newspaper bragged that "The Post-Standard has a larger circulation than any other daily paper between Greater New York and Rochester."On July 23, 1939, publisher Samuel I. Newhouse entered the Syracuse market, buying Syracuse's two evening papers, the Syracuse Herald and the Syracuse Journal, merging them into the Syracuse Herald-Journal, he launched a Sunday paper, the Herald American. In 1944, Newhouse bought The Post-Standard; the news and editorial departments of the newspapers operated independently from each other for decades. The Post-Standard was published in the morning, the Herald-Journal in the afternoon, the Herald American on Sundays; until 1971, when a new building on Clinton Square opened, the newspapers were published in separate locations.
The newspapers became known collectively as The Syracuse Newspapers. By the turn of the century, it became apparent; the Herald-Journal closed in September 2001, was merged into The Post-Standard. The newspaper company was an early adopter of digital media; the company launched digital audio services delivered via telephone in the early 1990s under the direction of John Mariani and Stan Linhorst. The company, under Director of New Media Stan Linhorst, started Syracuse.com in November 1994. The newspaper collaborated with Syracuse University's iSchool on the launch. At first, the website was branded Syracuse OnLine and until the summer of 1995 operated on a server hosted at syr.edu. Few newspapers were establishing websites back then. In December 2001, the newspaper began printing on a new offset lithography press made in Switzerland by Wifag; the 750-ton five-story press allowed for color on just about every page, the newspaper soon began using the front-page motto, America’s Most Colorful Paper.
The press is housed in a 45,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed "press hall" constructed at the back of the newspaper building. The Wifag press replaced a 33-year-old machine using the letterpress technique; the new press and building expansion cost $39.5 million. The newspaper remains owned by the Newhouse family's Advance Publications. Advance publishes the Staten Island Advance, The Star-Ledger and The Jersey Journal in New Jersey,The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, The Oregonian in Portland, The Plain Dealer in Cleveland; the Newhouse family owns Conde Nast magazines. In 2012, following a path used in its other markets and continuing its digital pioneering, established a new business structure and company, Syracuse Media Group, to emphasize its digital future; the news/editorial and marketing staffs were incorporated into that company. Their offices moved to 220 S. Warren St. Syracuse. Support services for The Post-Standard, including the press and press staff, remain in the Clinton Square building at 101 N. Salina St. Syracuse.
In 2015, the Syracuse Media Group name changed to Advance Media New York, reflecting the company's wider geographic ambition. The news staff, equipped with mobile devices and photograph for the company's digital media. A separate staff of curators chooses content to be published in print; the move from the Clinton Square building, where The Post-Standard presses still operate, emphasized the digital mission of the new company. News coverage is overseen by Director of Content John Lammers. Advertising and marketing are overseen by Michele Sardinia, vice president of digital solutions, William Allison, vice president of sales, Annette Peters, marketing director. Circulation and customer service are overseen by Thomas Brown; the circulation of The Post-Standard in the first quarter of 2015 was 120,363 on Sunday, 71,101 on its home-delivered days, an average of 33,000 on its non-delivery days. Sean Kirst is a featured news columnist and Bud Poliquin is a featured sports columnist. Kirst was the winner of the 2008 Ernie Pyle Journalism Award for human interest writing, given by the Scripps Howard Foundation to the newspaper writer nationwide who most exemplifies the works of Pyle, a famed World War II correspondent.
Marie Morelli is Editorial Opinions Leader. Others on the editorial board include Chairman Stephen A. Rogers, President Tim Kennedy, Dir
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The Jersey Journal is a daily newspaper, published from Monday through Saturday, covering news and events throughout Hudson County, New Jersey. The Journal is a sister paper to The Star-Ledger of Newark, The Times of Trenton and the Staten Island Advance, all of which are owned by Advance Publications, which bought the paper in 1945. Founded by Civil War veterans William Dunning and Z. K. Pangborn, the Jersey Journal was known as the Evening Journal and was first published on May 2, 1867; the newspaper's first offices were located at 13 Exchange Place in Jersey City with a reported initial capitalization of $119. The newspaper built a new office building on 37 Montgomery Street in 1874. Editor Joseph A. Dear changed the Evening Journal to its current name in 1909; the paper relocated again, to a building at the northeast corner of Bergen and Sip avenues. This building was demolished in 1923 to make room for Journal Square, which took its name from the newspaper; the Journal made its home at 30 Journal Square for the next 90 years.
Its weekly Spanish-language publication, El Nuevo Hudson, ceased publication after the February 26, 2009 edition. In December 2012, it was announced that the newspaper would sell the building and relocate to another location in Hudson County. In August 2013, the paper announced it would move to Secaucus, which it did in January 2014; the Jersey Journal's Newspapers in Education Program, supported with an additional sponsorship, comprises three annual events and awards: the Hudson County Science Fair, the Hudson County Spelling Bee, the Everyday Heroes Awards. 1867-1909: The newspaper is published as The Evening Journal. 1909: The name is changed to The Jersey Journal. 1911: The headquarters are moved to Journal Square. 1951: The paper merges with The Jersey Observer. 2014: The paper's offices move from Jersey City to Secaucus. Official website The Jersey Journal at the Library of Congress History of the Journal "The Jersey Journal turns 150"; the Jersey Journal. May 2, 2017
The Press-Register is a thrice-weekly newspaper serving the southwest Alabama counties of Mobile and Baldwin. The newspaper is a descendant of one founded in 1813, making the Press-Register Alabama's oldest newspaper, it is owned by Advance Publications, which owns the primary newspapers in Birmingham, Huntsville and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Press-Register had a daily publication schedule since the inception of its predecessors in the early 1800s until September 30, 2012, at which time it and its sister papers reduced to print editions only on Wednesday and Sundays; the Press Register publishes an edition for the Mississippi Gulf Coast, The Mississippi Press. The Mobile Gazette was founded and began publication shortly after Mobile was captured by United States troops in April 1813 after 33 years under Spanish rule. Another Mobile-based newspaper would begin publishing on December 10, 1821 as The Mobile Commercial Register by former Boston, Massachusetts resident and Savannah, Georgia merchant Jonathan Battelle, along with John W. Townsend of a Montgomery, Alabama newspaper.
One year the Gazette was taken over by the Register, making it a good purchase for one Thaddeus Sanford in 1828. Under Sanford, the Mobile Patriot newspaper was bought out, thus becoming part of the daily Mobile Daily Commercial Register and Patriot in 1832; the Register is sold yet again in 1837, this time to Epapheas Kibby and Mobile attorney John Forsyth Jr. who would have a 40-year relationship with the paper until his death in 1877. The New York Times' eulogy for Forsyth included the phrase, "most important Democratic editor of the South". Mobile's yellow fever epidemic forced the Register to publish only three times a week in 1839. Once Sanford reclaimed what he purchased years before, he combined the Register with the Merchants and Planters Journal, resulting in The Mobile Register and Journal in 1841. Communication's latest innovation the telegraph became the Register's means of receiving news in 1848. After C. A. and C. M. Bradford's purchase of the Register's one-half interest, the paper was renamed The Mobile Daily Register in 1849.
Forsyth once again bought back the Register in 1854. Future Confederate colonel and Kentucky poet Theodore O'Hara joined the Register shortly before the American Civil War. Swiss-born propagandist for the Confederacy Henry Hotze worked for the paper for a time before the war, it would take the conflict beginning in 1861 to combine the Mobile Daily Register and competitor The Mobile Daily Advertiser to form The Mobile Daily Advertiser and Register. About three years after the war, the Register was sold and combined again, this time to William d'Alton Mann of The Mobile Times and The Mobile Daily Register. Isaac Donovan's arrival as the Register's new owner in 1871 marked the beginning of a new era for the stable newspaper, including a new position for editor Charles Carter Langdon. Langdon would become the Register's agricultural editor, giving him the opportunity to promote scientific approaches in the field. In life, Langdon served as mayor of Mobile, an Alabama state legislator, a trustee of the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College in Auburn.
Today Langdon's contributions to what would be Auburn University are honored at the hall named for him in 1846. In 1872, the Register incorporates as The Register Printing association. During John Forsyth, Jr.'s final years, he, along with John L. Rapier formed a partnership to operate the Register. After Forsyth's death, Rapier became principal owner. Telephones would become available at the Register in 1883, along with electric light a year later. Rapier organized the stock company The Register Co. to publish the paper in 1889. Erwin S. Craighead, who would be known as "Mobile's newspaperman" began his long career at the Register as the city editor in 1884 before earning the position of editor in chief in 1892. Throughout Craighead's tenure until retirement in 1927, he was supportive of the former Confederacy and the Union reconciling, along with economic and commercial development; as the 19th century was coming to a close, the Register began using six Linotype typesetting machines in 1893, which were used for many decades until the "cold type" age began in 1974.
Photographs began appearing in the Register during the 1890s. In 1905, company president John L. Rapier dies, allowing his son Paul to take his position at Rapier and Company, leading up to the next name change from The Daily Register to The Mobile Register. Five years Frederick I. Thompson became the new owner of the Register; the Mobile Item would be the next newspaper to operate under the Mississippi native, who owned a chain of newspapers in Alabama, but it would remain an afternoon paper under the name The Mobile News-Item starting in 1916. Publisher Ralph B. Chandler's afternoon newspaper The Mobile Press began publication on April 15, 1929 inside a former church on Jackson and St. Michael Street in downtown Mobile. Thompson suffered financially during The Great Depression, allowing his competitor to buy out The Mobile Register in 1932; the Mobile Daily Newspapers Incorporated was established to publish the Register as a morning paper, the Press as an afternoon paper, both papers are combined as the weekend paper The Mobile Press Register.
For the Press to continue, the Mobile News-Item had to end publication. The year 1944 had moments good and bad for the Press Register, starting with a fire stopping the presses for a brief period of time, but with help from the Army Air Corps and a New Orleans printing facility, the newspaper continued publishing. On October 1, 1944, The Mobile Press Register began publication at its new facility on 304 Government Street in downtown Mobile after years on St. Louis and Hamilton. "No effort has been spared to
Vogue is a fashion and lifestyle magazine covering many topics including fashion, culture and runway. Vogue began as a weekly newspaper in 1892 in the United States, before becoming a monthly publication years later; the British Vogue was the first international edition launched in 1916, while the Italian version has been called the top fashion magazine in the world. As of today, there are 23 international editions. In 1892, Arthur Baldwin Turnure, an American business man, founded Vogue as a weekly newspaper in the United States, sponsored by Kristoffer Wright. Turnure's intention was to create a publication that celebrated the "ceremonial side of life". From its inception, the magazine targeted the new New York upper class. Vogue glamorously "recount their habits, their leisure activities, their social gatherings, the places they frequented, the clothing they wore...and everyone who wanted to look like them and enter their exclusive circle." The magazine at this time was concerned with fashion, with coverage of sports and social affairs included for its male readership.
Despite the magazine's content, it grew slowly during this period. Condé Montrose Nast purchased Vogue in 1905 one year before Turnure's death and grew the publication, he started Vogue overseas in the 1910s. Under Nast, the magazine soon shifted its focus to women, in turn the price was soon raised; the magazine's number of publications and profit increased under Nast's management. By 1911, the Vogue brand had garnered a reputation that it continues to maintain, targeting an elite audience and expanding into the coverage of weddings. According to Condé Nast Russia, after the First World War made deliveries in the Old World impossible, printing began in England; the decision to print in England proved to be successful causing Nast to release the first issue of French Vogue in 1920. The magazine's number of subscriptions surged during the Great Depression, again during World War II. During this time, noted critic and former Vanity Fair editor Frank Crowninshield served as its editor, having been moved over from Vanity Fair by publisher Condé Nast.
In July 1932, American Vogue placed its first color photograph on the cover of the magazine. The photograph was taken by photographer Edward Steichen and portrays a woman swimmer holding a beach ball in the air. Laird Borrelli notes that Vogue led the decline of fashion illustration in the late 1930s, when they began to replace their celebrated illustrated covers, by artists such as Dagmar Freuchen, with photographic images. Nast was responsible for introducing color printing and the "two-page spread." He impacted the magazine and turned it into a "successful business" and the "women's magazine we recognize today" and increased the sales volumes until his death in 1942. In the 1960s, with Diana Vreeland as editor-in-chief and personality, the magazine began to appeal to the youth of the sexual revolution by focusing more on contemporary fashion and editorial features that discussed sexuality. Toward this end, Vogue extended coverage to include East Village boutiques such as Limbo on St. Mark's Place, as well as including features of "downtown" personalities such as Andy Warhol's "Superstar" Jane Holzer's favorite haunts.
Vogue continued making household names out of models, a practice that continued with Suzy Parker, Jean Shrimpton, Lauren Hutton, Marisa Berenson, Penelope Tree, others. In 1973, Vogue became a monthly publication. Under editor-in-chief Grace Mirabella, the magazine underwent extensive editorial and stylistic changes to respond to changes in the lifestyles of its target audience. Mirabella states that she was chosen to change Vogue because "women weren't interested in reading about or buying clothes that served no purpose in their changing lives." She was selected to make the magazine appeal to "the free, working, "liberated" woman of the seventies. She changed the magazine by adding text with interviews, arts coverage, serious health pieces; when that type of stylistic change fell out of favor in the 1980s, Mirabella was brutally fired. Her take on it: "For a magazine devoted to style, this was not a stylish way of telling me." In July 1988, after Vogue had begun to lose ground to three-year-old upstart Elle, Anna Wintour was named editor-in-chief.
Noted for her trademark bob cut and sunglasses, Wintour sought to revitalize the brand by making it younger and more approachable. Wintour's influence allowed the magazine to maintain its high circulation, while staff discovered new trends that a broader audience could conceivably afford. For example, the inaugural cover of the magazine under Wintour's editorship featured a three-quarter-length photograph of Michaela Bercu, an Israeli model, wearing a bejeweled Christian Lacroix jacket and a pair of jeans, a departure from her predecessors' tendency to portray a woman's face alone; as fashion editor Grace Coddington wrote in her memoirs, the cover "endorsed a democratic new high/low attitude to dressing, added some youthful but sophisticated raciness, garnished it with a dash of confident energy and drive that implied getting somewhere fast. It was quintessential Anna." Throughout her reign at Vogue, Wintour accomplished her goals to revitalize the magazine and managed to produce some large editions of the magazine.
In fact, the "September 2004 edition c
Architectural Digest is an American monthly magazine founded in 1920. Its principal subject is interior design, rather than architecture more generally; the magazine is published by Condé Nast, which publishes international editions of Architectural Digest in China, Germany, Spain and Latin America. Architectural Digest is aimed at an affluent and style-conscious readership, is subtitled "The International Design Authority"; the magazine releases the annual AD100 list, which recognizes the most influential interior designers and architects around the world. A quarterly trade directory called The Architectural Digest: A Pictorial Digest of California's Best Architecture, the magazine was launched in 1920 by John Coke Brasfield. Brasfield, born in Tennessee, moved to southern California in the early 1900s, where he founded the John C. Brasfield Publishing Corporation in Los Angeles. Interiors and exteriors of residences were featured in the magazine, along with floor plans. By 1963, the magazine's subtitle had been altered to A Pictorial Digest of Outstanding Architecture, Interior Design, Landscaping, it began publishing on a bimonthly schedule.
In 1965, The Architectural Digest and its publishing company were purchased by Cleon T. Knapp, the magazine's "jack-of-all-trades" and Brasfield's grandson. Knapp son of Brasfield's daughter Sarah "Sally" Brasfield Knapp, who served, at various times, as the magazine's editor in chief, managing editor, associate publisher; the magazine's subtitle was altered to The Quality Guide to Home Decorating Ideas in 1966, was changed again, in 1971, to The Connoisseur's Magazine of Fine Interior Design, in 1976 to The International Magazine of Fine Interior Design. The John C. Brasfield Publishing Company was renamed Knapp Communications Corporation in 1977. Condé Nast Publications purchased Architectural Digest, as well as its sister publication Bon Appétit, from Knapp in 1993. In 2011 the Chinese version of the magazine, AD China, was launched; the magazine is published in other countries, including Germany, France, United States and Spain. John C. Brasfield, 1920–1960 Bradley Little 1960–1965. Cleon T. Knapp, 1965–1974 Paige Rense, 1975–2010.
Margaret Russell, 2010–2016 Amy Astley, 2016–presentSince the 2010 change in leadership, the magazine has seen a shift towards featuring lighter, more open interiors, brighter photography, a modern graphic style. Official website Official website