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For the New York Review of Books, one of the most prominent literary magazines in the United States, 1100 designed an eclectic environment that encourages contemplative work and nourishes collective engagement. Revolving around three common lounges, this flexible 10,600-square-foot loft was designed to facilitate reading, writing, research, and community. Personalized reading and meeting rooms, private work areas, and inviting common spaces are lined with custom shelving that accommodates the large volume of printed material that flows through the office. The new space, imbued with warmth and openness, focuses on the close, familial relationships within the magazine and offers ample room for continued growth.

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For the New York Review of Books, one of the most prominent literary magazines in the United States, 1100 designed an eclectic environment that encourages contemplative work and nourishes collective engagement. Revolving around three common lounges, this flexible 10,600-square-foot loft was designed to facilitate reading, writing, research, and community. Personalized reading and meeting rooms, private work areas, and inviting common spaces are lined with custom shelving that accommodates the large volume of printed material that flows through the office. The new space, imbued with warmth and openness, focuses on the close, familial relationships within the magazine and offers ample room for continued growth.

Martin Scorsese celebrates 50 years of The New York Review of Books in this incisive portrait of a vanguard cultural institution.


Quite possibly. It’s a nearly impossible question to answer, of course. Besides the vast numbers of magazines one would have to go through to answer the question definitively, there is enormous room for debate about what makes a great magazine. Still, combing through initial entries from the most notable English-language periodicals, it becomes abundantly clear that magazines almost always take time to find their footing. If there’s one that got out of the gate as well as the New York Review of Books, we have not found it. (We surely missed a few contenders, though, particularly among magazines not founded in the United States. Let us know other periodicals we should have considered in the comments!)On January 15–16, 2016, The New York Review of Books, along with the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong and Fritt Ord, held an international conference to discuss the development of Chinese political economy and the role of governance within it. This panel, chaired by Robert Silvers, editor of the Review, featured remarks by Andrew Nathan of Columbia University, Pan Wei of Peking University, and Wang Hui of Tsinghua University. The New York Review Of Books: A 50 Year Argument Review is a substantial and surprisingly accessible browse through half a century of The New York Review of Books. If only there were more of it.