ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE
Volume 65, numbers 1-12, 1948
John Entenza (editor)
John Entenza (editor) ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE. Los Angeles: John D. Entenza, 1948. Volume 65, numbers 1-12, 1948. A complete set for 1948. Overall, a very good set with light wear to the covers: well-preserved copies and definitely uncommon. Two coupons clipped from the March issue,otherwise interiors unmarked and very clean. Vintage mailing labels attached to rear panels.
Original cover designs by Saul Bass, Gyorgy Kepes, Alvin Lustig, Herbert Matter, Charles Kratka and others.
9.75 x 12.75 vintage magazines with between 50-70 pages of editorial content and advertisements from leading purveyors of West Coast mid-century modernism, circa 1951. Staff photography by Julius Shulman. In terms of decor, there is none of that Chippendale jive here-- every residential interior is decked out in full midcentury glory.
The contents of these vintage issues of Arts and Architecture read like a veritable rosetta stone of West Coast Postwar Modernism. Check out these highlights:
HOUSES by Kazumi Adachi, J. R. Davidson, Richard Neutra, Harry Seidler, Rolland Thompson, Karl Van Leuven, Neil Deasy, Alexander Ban, John Rex, Donald Olsen, Raphael Soriano, Roger Lee, Don Saxon Palmer, Marcel Breuer, Konrad Wachsmann, Gregory Ain, Joseph Johnson and Alfred Day, John Lautner, Edward Barnes, Harry Weese, S.Robert Anshen, Paul Rudolph, the Mutual Housing Association, Milton Caughey, Royal McClure and many others.
CASE STUDY HOUSES No. 1 by J. R. Davidson; No. 7 by Thornton Abell; No. 8 and No. 9 by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen (including the original two-story bridge configuration); No. 18 by Rodney Walker; and No. 20 by Richard Neutra.
COMMERCIAL SPACES by Richard Neutra, Alvin Lustig (3), Rolf Sklarek, Raphael Soriano, Serge Chermayeff, Gregory Ain, Joseph Johnson and Alfred Day, John Lautner and many others.
LANDSCAPE DESIGNby Eckbo, Royston and Williams; Theodore Osmundson and others.
FURNITURE: folding tables by Charles Eames, Edward Wormley, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi, Everett Sebring, Kurt Versen, Greta Grossman, Knoll Associates, Jens Risom, chairs by Maurice Martine and many others.
FABRICS: Estelle and Erwin LaVerne, Angelo Testa, Anni Albers, BenRose, Marianne Strengel, Pipsan Saarinen, Naomi Raymond, Astrid Sampe-Hultberg and more.
SCULPTURE: Ward Bennett, David Smith, Tony Rosenthal and more.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Internatioanl Competition for Low-Cost Furniture, Alexander Girard's Painting on Wood, Angelo Testa as shown by Boyd-Britton, New lamps in Europe by Edgar Kaufmann, Photography by Edgar Siegel, Pottery by Polia Pippin, and many others.
ARTICLES: Form and Motion by Gyorgy Kepes; Design and the Machine by Jan de Swart; painting Toward Architectue by Serge Chermayeff; Mechanization takes Command, a review by Richard Neutra; Plastics and Illumination by James Davis; and many others.
ADVERTISING: full-page ads for Herman Miller, Van Keppel-Green, Howard Miller, LaVerne by Alvin Lustig and much more.
Editorial Associates for Arts and Architecture included Herbert Matter and Charles Eames. Julius Shulman was the staff photographer. The Editorial Advisory Board included William Wilson Wurster,Richard neutra, Isamu Noguchi, eero Saarinen, Gardner Dailey, Sumner Spaulding, Mario Corbett, Esther McCoy, John Funk, Gregory Ain, George Nelson, Gyorgy Kepes, marcel Breuer, Raphael Soriano, Ray Eames, Garret Eckbo, Edgar Kaufman, Jr. and others luminaries of the mid-century modern movement.
In 1938, John Entenza joined California Arts and Architecture magazine as editor. By 1943, Entenza and his art director Alvin Lustig had completely overhauled the magazine and renamed it Arts and Architecture. Arts and Architecture championed all that was new in the arts, with special emphasis on emerging modernist architecture in Southern California.
One of the pivotal figures in the growth of modernism in California, Entenza's most lasting contribution was his sponsorship of the Case Study Houses project, which featured the works of architects Thornton Abell, Conrad Buff, Calvin Straub, Donald Hensman, Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, J. R. Davidson, A. Quincy Jones, Frederick Emmons, Don Knorr, Edward Killinsworth, Jules Brady, Waugh Smith, Pierre Koenig, Kemper Nomland, Kemper Nomland Jr., Richard Neutra, Ralph Rapson, Raphael Soriano, Whitney Smith, Sumner Spaulding, John Rex, Rodney Walker, William Wilson Wurster, Theodore Bernardi and Craig Ellwood. Arts and Architecture also ran articles and interviews on artists and designers such as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, George Nakashima, George Nelson and many other groundbreakers.
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