Magazine Reading Improves Concentration

Technology has given us many things, and at the same time, it has taken many things from us. And, if checking out things that technology has taken away from us, then the reading habit has been worst hit by this. Most of us now no more read the newspaper, novels, and magazines.

In the present scenario, if you want to know something about anything, what we do is use the internet. We do not like to visit the library, search books or magazine to look for information, as we think it is a waste of time.

But in reality, it is not like that, we have to change our perspective pertaining to reading. Because, reading newspaper, magazine, books have benefits and it helps overall development. Here, we are not going to discuss the benefits of reading other types of books, we will focus mainly on the benefits of reading the magazines.

Where are the benefits of reading magazines?

  •         You get the latest information

Either you are reading any lifestyle magazine, fashion or the publication related to art and culture. You will always find the latest information in it. Most importantly, the magazine carries information in a balanced form.  Unlike the newspapers, the magazines contain information with a wider perspective. For example, if a newspaper has the news about the child mortality rate in India is very high. The magazine will have the same content, but with the larger perspective, as it will cover all the aspects related to the increased mortality rate of a child in India. The article present there will cover every angle of that news. So, here you get the complete information about the child mortality rate not only in India but internationally. This is same as other topics as well like, art, culture, fashion, lifestyle, etc.

  •         Enhance your knowledge and concentration

A single magazine contains articles written on a niche of topics. For example, if you talk about the art and culture magazine, then the magazine will contain articles about art and culture from various perspectives and angles. And most importantly the information is presented in a very decorative manner in a magazine. So, once you start reading it you do not lose your interest in it easily, and because you are reading numbers of articles on different topics, you get more knowledge about the same.

  •         It reduces your stress

When you start reading publications of your interest, you tend to forget about all your worries related to the life, school, and work. It helps in reducing your stress and boosting your confidence on the subject you are reading the magazine.


Popular Art Magazines Of UK

Most of the art and culture magazines of the UK have been around for long. Hence, if we look at the publications and what they have showcased over the years, it gives one a fair idea of how art and culture have evolved in modern times.

Aesthetica is a magazine that is well known in such circles. Founded in the year 2002, this magazine is a bimonthly publication. It covers contemporary art as well as photography, visual art, music, performance, design, film, fashion, architecture and related exhibition events. The magazine offers an opinion on cultural and visual arts that is well respected. The managing director and editor of the magazine is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts which speaks volumes of the class of people who run the magazine.

After all is a publishing organization that offers art research and related publications in nonprofit and contemporary art. The magazine is based out of London and run by Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design. The journal was founded in the late nineties by a curator and an artist. Every issue of the magazine focused on the works of four chosen artists. They presented essays in depth about every artist showcased. In the new millennium, the art magazine collaborated with California Institute of Arts in their publications. The magazine then widened its content to include contextual essays on different economic, social and political issues that surrounded contemporary art and retrospective views were published on exhibitions, events, and key artworks.

Apollo is another English monthly magazine in the same space that covers the visual arts in different periods, from antique times to present day. The magazine was founded in 1925 and is based out of London. This magazine features, reviews, scholarly articles, and art world news. There are annual Apollo Magazine awards given that reward excellent works of art. It is reputed to be a magazine for collectors.

Art Monthly is another magazine that showcases contemporary art and was founded in 1976. Based out of London, this magazine has an international scope of content and is considered one of the longest established magazines in Britain in the arena of contemporary art. There are book reviews, exhibition reviews, exhibition listings, an art law column, new briefings and other feature sections.

Most of the art based magazine publications in Britain have been around for long. For instance, the Art and Architecture Journal is a quarterly art magazine that was around from 1980. The magazine was stopped in 2009 after which it was relaunched as AAJPress. This is a successor to the previous journal which focuses on architecture, public art projects in the UK, environmental land art that includes urban design, sculpture parks, gardens, urban regeneration projects and related topics.