ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE, April 1957. Caifornia Design III—Pasadena Art Museum.

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April 1957

John Entenza [Editor]

John Entenza [Editor]: ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE. Los Angeles: John D. Entenza, Volume 74, No. 4, April 1957. Slim folio. Saddle-stitched printed wrappers. 38 pp. Illustrated articles and advertisments. Cover by John Follis. Mailing label to rear panel. Wrappers lightly soiled and worn, but a very good copy.

9.75 x 12.75 vintage magazine with 38 pages of editorial content and advertisements from leading purveyors of West Coast mid-century modernism, circa 1957.  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.

Layout by Frederick A. Usher, Jr., John Follis and Charles Kratka.

  • Medical Group Practice Clinic: Richard J. Neutra
  • Texas House: William R. Jenkins
  • Case Study House 18: Craig Ellwood
  • Wilshire Terrace Multiple Living Units: Victor Gruen
  • House For A Merchant Builder: Campbell & Wong
  • Elementary School: Mario J. Ciampi
  • Company House In Trinidad: Bolton & Barnstone
  • Caifornia Design III—Pasadena Art Museum. 3 pages and 15 images of work by Elizabeth Madley, Zella Marggraf, Rupert Deese, Harrison Mcintosh, Ed Traynor, Roger Darricarrere, Danny Ho Fong, Evelyn Ackerman, Bruce Hill, Dick Donges, Peter Voulkos, Martha Pollock, Van Keppel-Green, Rex Goode, Vivika & Otto Heino, George Nelson, Charles Eames, Anton Blazek, Bernard Kester, Mel Bogart, William Pillin, etc.
  • Furniture Part 2: work by Isamu Noguchi, Knoll, Maurice Bailey, Kipp Stewart, Hans Olesen, MacDougall & Stewart, Alf Svensson, Dux, Glenn of California, John Stuart, Paul McCobb, etc.
  • Books
  • Music
  • Art
  • Notes In Passing
  • J. O. B.
  • Currently Available Product Literature And Information
  • 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 Killingsworth, 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.