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House & Garden was an American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 shelter magazine
Shelter magazine
A shelter magazine is a periodical publication with an editorial focus on interior design, architecture, home furnishings, and often gardening.The term is most often used in the U.S. magazine publishing trade...

 published by Condé Nast Publications
Condé Nast Publications
Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications, is a magazine publisher. In the U.S., it produces 18 consumer magazines, including Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, GQ, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, as well as four business-to-business publications, 27 websites, and more than 50 apps...

 that focused on interior design
Interior design
Interior design describes a group of various yet related projects that involve turning an interior space into an effective setting for the range of human activities are to take place there. An interior designer is someone who conducts such projects...

, entertaining, and gardening.

Foreign editions of the magazine are still published in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

 (as of October 2009) and South Africa
South Africa
The Republic of South Africa is a country in southern Africa. Located at the southern tip of Africa, it is divided into nine provinces, with of coastline on the Atlantic and Indian oceans...

. The British edition is edited by Susan Crewe, and is very successful and influential, as well as profitable. A Greek
Greece
Greece , officially the Hellenic Republic , and historically Hellas or the Republic of Greece in English, is a country in southeastern Europe....

 edition was launched in November 2007. http://www.indiantelevision.com/release/y2k7/nov/novrel15.php

History of U.S. edition


The magazine was launched in 1901 as a journal devoted to architecture
Architecture
Architecture is both the process and product of planning, designing and construction. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural and political symbols and as works of art...

, and its founding editors were Herbert C. Wise, Wilson Eyre
Wilson Eyre
Wilson Eyre, Jr. was an influential American architect, teacher and writer who practiced in the Philadelphia area...

, and Frank Miles Day
Frank Miles Day
Frank Miles Day was a Philadelphia-based architect who specialized in residences and academic buildings. In 1883, he graduated from the Towne School of the University of Pennsylvania, and traveled to Europe. In England, he apprenticed under two architects, and won the 1885 prize from the...

, all Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a U.S. state that is located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The state borders Delaware and Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, New York and Ontario, Canada, to the north, and New Jersey to...

, architects.http://www.philadelphiabuildings.org/pab/app/ar_display.cfm/23804 The magazine became part of Condé Montrose Nast
Condé Montrose Nast
Condé Montrose Nast was the founder of Condé Nast Publications, a leading American magazine publisher known for publications such as Vanity Fair, Vogue and The New Yorker.-Background:...

's publishing empire when he bought an interest in it in 1911; he became its sole owner in 1915. Nast transformed it into a magazine about interior design, as part of his trend toward specialized publications aimed at niche markets.

The editors in chief of House & Garden in the United States were:
  • Herbert C. Wise (1901–1905)
  • Charles Francis Osborne (1905–1909)
  • Henry H. Saylor (1909–1913)
  • Richardson L. Wright (1914–1946)
  • Albert Kornfeld (1946–1955)
  • William H. Lowe, Jr. (1955–1958)

  • Harriet Burket (1958–1969)
  • Mary Jane Pool (1969–1981) http://www.drury.edu/multinl/story.cfm?ID=163&NLID=85
  • LouisOliver Gropp (1981–1987)
  • Anna Wintour
    Anna Wintour
    Anna Wintour, OBE is the British-born editor-in-chief of American Vogue, a position she has held since 1988. With her trademark pageboy bob haircut and sunglasses, Wintour has become an institution throughout the fashion world, widely praised for her eye for fashion trends and her support for...

     (1987–1988)
  • Nancy Novogrod (1988–1993) http://www.minonline.com/news/5519.html
  • Dominique Browning
    Dominique Browning
    Dominique Browning was the last editor-in-chief of the shelter magazine House & Garden published by Conde Nast. Currently, she contributes to various newspapers and magazines and writes a monthly column for the Environmental Defense Fund website.As an author, Browning has written books related to...

     (1995–2007)

The magazine was renamed HG with its March 1988 issue, under editor in chief Anna Wintour
Anna Wintour
Anna Wintour, OBE is the British-born editor-in-chief of American Vogue, a position she has held since 1988. With her trademark pageboy bob haircut and sunglasses, Wintour has become an institution throughout the fashion world, widely praised for her eye for fashion trends and her support for...

. Its new emphasis on mixing fashion and interior decoration in its pages led the revamped magazine to be derided as House & Garment by its critics; another derisive sobriquet was Vanity Chair. Wintour became editor in chief of Vogue
Vogue (magazine)
Vogue is a fashion and lifestyle magazine that is published monthly in 18 national and one regional edition by Condé Nast.-History:In 1892 Arthur Turnure founded Vogue as a weekly publication in the United States. When he died in 1909, Condé Montrose Nast picked up the magazine and slowly began...

in 1988; HG ceased publication in 1993.

House & Garden was relaunched in 1995 under editor in chief Dominique Browning
Dominique Browning
Dominique Browning was the last editor-in-chief of the shelter magazine House & Garden published by Conde Nast. Currently, she contributes to various newspapers and magazines and writes a monthly column for the Environmental Defense Fund website.As an author, Browning has written books related to...

; its first issue of its second incarnation was September 1996. Condé Nast Publications announced on 5 November 2007 that the magazine was being closed again, stating that "we no longer believe it is a viable business investment for the company." http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/breaking_news/house_garden_1901_2007_70435.asp The magazine's offices closed on 9 November 2007, and its last issue was December 2007.

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