ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE
John Entenza [Editor]: ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE. Los Angeles: John D. Entenza, Volume 64, number 7, July 1947. A very good or better original magazine with uniform, light wear overall. Postage stamp remnant on front panel [see scan]. Interior unmarked and clean. Cover by Josef Albers.
John Entenza [Editor], Harry Bertoia [Cover Artist]
9.75 x 12.75 vintage magazine with 54 pages of editiorial content and advertisments from leading purveyors of West Coast midcentury modernism, circa 1947. 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.
- Island house by Royal McClure, Architect
- Two houses by Arne Kartwold, Architect
- Small house by Lloyd Ruocco, Architect
- Project by Richard Gordon, Architect; Frank Stork, collaborating
- Case Study House 17 by Rodney Walker, Designer
- Theodoros Stamos : Benjamin Baldwin
- Jewelry by Margaret DePatta
- New furniture by Greta Magnusson Grossman [Barker Brothers].
- manufacturers Literature
- Prooducts and practices
- Notes in Passing
Editorial Associates for Arts and Architecture included Charles Eames and Benjamin Baldwin. Julius Shulman was the staff photographer. The Editorial Advisory Board included William Wilson Wurster, Richard Neutra, Eero Saarinen, Sumner Spaulding, Gregory Ain, Ray Eames, Garrett Eckbo, Herbert Matter and others luminaries of the midcentury 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, Raphale Soriano, Whitney Smith, Sumner Sapulding, John Rex, Rodney Walker, William Wilson Wurster, Theordore 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 ground-breakers.
A sample spread from this volume can be viewed here.
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