THE NEW PENCIL POINTS December 1942
Kenneth Reid [Editor]: THE NEW PENCIL POINTS. East Stroudsburg, PA: Reinhold Publishing Company, Volume 23, Number 12, December 1942. Original Edition. A very good to nearly fine vintage magazine with only a trace of wear overall. Interior unmarked and very clean. FSA cover photograph.
Kenneth Reid [Editor]
8.75 x 11.75 original magazine with 100 pages and numerous b/w illustrations and an additional 10 page index for Vol XXIII. "Pencil Points," the forerunner of "Progressive Architecture" embraced the streamline moderne aesthetic in the arts.
In 1942 Roy Stryker (1893-1975) was the head of the Historical Division of the Farm Security Administration where he assembled a team of extraordinarily talented photographers to document American society from the Depression and New Deal era to the first years of World War II. This magazine is an important original document of the work undertaken by Stryker's team and includes photographic work by Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Arthur Rothstein, John Collier, John Vachon, Marion Post Wolcott, and Jack Delano. Photographic highlights include the 'typofoto' cover design, as well as two full-page images by Dorothea Lange: a squatters' camp in California and an image of a Mobile Clinic, the basic FSA Medical Unit.
- Here Enters the Architect -- Not ony in our neglected rural regions, but also into war productions and war's aftermath
- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow -- Changes in farm life in recent decades, from the layman's viewpoint by Mary Heaton Vorse [4 pages with 2 b/w FSA photos]
- Farm Labor -- After Shelter Comes Health -- FSA's rural health program in California as an example of rural needs translated into architecture by Vernon DeMars [10 pages with 17 b/w FSA photos and 3 plans and drawings]
- Farm Buildings are Architecture -- Barns, silos, sheds, cribs, farmhouses: all can be excellent functional architecture by Talbot F. Hamlin
- Architecture in Rural Areas -- A report on Tennessee Valley Authority experience in producing architecture for the countryside by Roland A. Wank, Head Architect
- Chemistry -- Farming -- Building -- The advancing science of chemistry portends a great development of scientific and industrial farming, with need for architectural aid by Franklin C. Wells
- Electricity puts its hand to the plow -- farms in the future will be electrically equipped by M. M. Samuels, REA
- Backhousing for Bomber Plants -- A political, economical, structural mess: housing for workers in the finest factories in the world by Alan Mather
- Wilbur, Master Builer The city slicker learns from the country mechanic by Thomas H. Creighton, Architect
- Departments include Letters from Readers, Products Progress, Data Sheets, Selected Details [Indoor gardens by George Kosmak and Carl Koch], Books and Manufacturer's Literature
- General Advertising: an excellent assortment of vintage trade advertisments
Spreads from this volume can be viewed here.
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