This chapter focuses on the aspects of the history of the art press. In France both art and publishing were highly concentrated in Paris. In Germany several cities had significant publishing sectors and art production was spread throughout the Reich. Art journals needed to address activity across many centres; one of their functions, indeed, was to link individuals from different urban contexts together. The growth of the art press in Berlin in the early part of the twentieth century was part of the city's overall dynamism: it also reflected the ambition of various groups to promote the capital's cultural industries vis-à-vis those of other centres, notably Munich. The character and role of the Berlin art press will be compared, in some key respects, with that of Paris, because Paris offered a model, throughout this period, of a successful art world system, one that German writers, publishers, and artists were constantly aware of.