Recently I picked up the second issue of the design newspaper Unit: Design/ Research from Unit Editions, edited by Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy.
The second issue, titled 'Space and structure' is devoted to the magazine Form, which from 1966 to 1969 published 12 issues in an uncompromisingly modern format, and filled with avant-garde material in the fields of art and architecture.
U:D/R 2 includes an interview with Philip Steadman, co-editor and designer of Form, as well as facsimiles of much of the content from Form itself. So you'll find bits of articles from Van Doesburg and Rodchenko, articles about structuralism, essays by Roland Barthes, and plans for Black Mountain College by Gropius and Breuer, amongst others. It's hard not to feel nostalgic for a time when everything wasn't instantly at your fingertips, and little gems like Form were therefore that much more precious.
Form, with its Swiss-influenced modernist design, square format and use of white space, was unusual for an English publication at the time, and Steadman struggled to find a printer who held the Helvetica typeface it was set in. Form represents an early synthesis between typography and architecture, something that seems increasingly relevant today, and this publication is a great celebration of this pioneering magazine.