ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE April 1967. Los Angeles: Arts and Architecture, Volume 84, number 4. Architecture in the Industrial Age by K. Lonberg-Holm.

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April 1967

David Travers [Editor]

David Travers [Editor]: ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE. Los Angeles: Arts and Architecture, Volume 84, number 4, April 1967. Slim quarto. Stapled printed wrappers. 34 pp. Illustrated articles and period advertisements. Mailing label to rear panel. Wrappers lightly worn. Interior unmarked, clean and well-preserved, but a very good copy.

9.75 x 12.75 vintage magazine with 34 pages of editorial content and advertisements from leading purveyors of West Coast mid-century modernism, circa 1967.  In terms of decor, there is none of that Chippendale jive here-- every residential interior is decked out in full midcentury glory.

Layout credited to John Follis and John Gilchrest.

  • Articles
  • Building the Great Society by Allan Temko
  • Modular Materials and Design Flexibility by Ezra Ehrenkrantz
  • Architecture in the Industrial Age by K. Lonberg-Holm: includes work by D. G. Emmerich, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Gyroton Pyramid from Expo 67
  • Dynamics in Architecture by Peter David Naim
  • The Future—Can We Face It? by Guy Oddie
  • Research: Mother of Invention by Konrad Wachsmann
  • Architecture
  • Habitat 67 by Moshe Safdie & David, Barott, Boulva
  • Pre-fabricated Space-Cell System by Herbert Ohl, Architect
  • Suspended Space-Cell System by Christian Frey, Architect
  • School Construction Development System by Robertson Ward; SCDS Projects by W. E. Blurock & Assoc., Leefe & Ehrenkrantz, Neptune & Thomas
  • Uses of the Space-Frame
  • Interpod by William Morgan, Architect
  • Arts includes essays by Dore Ashton (includes photos from "Collage of Indignation for Angry Arts Against the War in Vietnam" at NYU Loeb Center) and Peter Yates
  • Features includes Books and Editorial

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.