ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE
John Entenza [Editor]: ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE. Los Angeles: John D. Entenza, Volume 65, number 10, October 1948. A very good magazine with lightly worn and soiled wrappers; textblock lightly thumbed. Interior unmarked and clean. Cover by Parke Meek [of the Eames Office].
John Entenza [Editor]
9.75 x 12.75 vintage magazine with 58 pages of editorial content and advertisements from leading purveyors of West Coast mid-century modernism, circa 1948. 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.
- Plastics and Illumination by James Davis
- Redevelopment of a Coastal City by Simon Eisner
- House by Oswald Bratke
- Commercial Spaces by John Lautner; Sumner Spaulding, John Rex; Gregory Ain, Joseph Johnson and Alfred Day
- New lamps are lit in Europe by Edgar Kaufmann: lamps by G. Sarfetti and Paavo Tyneil.
- Scale of a carp: full page photograph by Milah Birnie.
- and 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.
A sample spread from this volume can be viewed here.
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