ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE, August 1956. June Wayne—Imagist; Finnish Crafts—Tapio Wirrkala & Rut Bryk.

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ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE
August 1956

John Entenza [Editor]

John Entenza [Editor]: ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE. Los Angeles: John D. Entenza, Volume 73, No. 8, August 1956. Slim folio. Saddle-stitched printed wrappers. 38 pp. Illustrated articles and advertisments. Cover by June Wayne. Wrappers lightly soiled and worn, textblock creased, 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 1956.  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. and John Follis.

  • Recent Work In Australia: Harry Seidler
  • Small House Competition: Morton Arboretum. Winning entries by Gardner Ertman, John Oliver Cotton, Hayashiko Takase, Charles S. Sax.
  • House: J. R. Davidson
  • Hillside House: Harris Armstrong
  • A Panel System—University Of Florida
  • Display Project: Kenneth S. Wing
  • June Wayne—Imagist
  • Furniture—Edward Frank. Work by Stewart-MacDougall, Greta Grosmann, Paul McCobb, Vita Furniture, George Nelson, Charles Eames, William Watting, Van Keppel-Green, Maurice Bailey, etc.
  • Finnish Crafts—Tapio Wirrkala & Rut Bryk
  • Books
  • Music
  • Art
  • Notes In Passing
  • J. O. B.
  • Currently Available Product Literature And Information
  • Ads for Beatrice Wood, Tony Hill, etc.
  • 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.

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