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Design Journalist Beverly Russell Dies at 87

Design industry veteran Beverly Russell, a British American journalist and editor who led the design magazines Interiors and Architecture, advocating for women to seize their place in media and design, died on Dec. 11 at her home in Albuquerque, according a a report from The New York Times. She was 87. 

Her son, Benjamin Beardwood, said she had a terminal heart condition and had undergone medically assisted suicide.

In the 1980s halcyon days of print media, Interiors was one of the design industry’s premier trade magazines, and Russell was its chic and commanding editor in chief. From the magazine’s Manhattan office, she led its coverage through a decade of ritzy architectural trends, touch-the-sky buildings and glamorous starchitects.

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