ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE, June 1950. Cover design by Eugene Weston III, Jewelry by Robert Howard, Richard Neutra

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ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE
June 1950
John Entenza [Editor],
Eugene Weston III [Cover Designer]

John Entenza [Editor]: ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE. Los Angeles: John D. Entenza, Volume 67, number 6, June 1950. Wrappers worn, rubbed and soiled. Textblock well thumbed with a few dogears and tiny chips and lightly creased straight down the middle. Cover by Eugene Weston III. A good copy.

9.75 x 12.75 vintage magazine with 54 pages of editorial content and advertisements from leading purveyors of West Coast mid-century modernism, circa 1950.  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.

  • Prefabrication by Richard Neutra
  • Modern Home Exhibition In Melbourne Australia
  • House by Robin Boyd
  • Exhibition by Haughton James
  • Four Building Projects by Harry Weese
  • Multiple Dwelling Project by Bassetti And Morse, Wendell Lovett
  • House by Halina Rosenthal
  • Office Building by Craig Ellwood
  • Jewelry by Robert Howard
  • Prefabrication — 1935 – 1950
  • Merit Specified — Case Study House 1950
  • Books
  • Cinema
  • Music
  • Notes In Passing
  • New Product Literature And Information
  • Index Of Advertisers
  • and more.

Editorial Associates for Arts and Architecture included Charles Eames and Benjamin Baldwin. Julius Shulman was the staff photographer. The Editorial Advisory Board included William Wilson Wurster, Richard Neutra, Eero Saarinen, Sumner Spaulding, Gregory Ain, Ray Eames, Garrett Eckbo, Herbert Matter and others luminaries of the midcentury 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, Raphale Soriano, Whitney Smith, Sumner Sapulding, John Rex, Rodney Walker, William Wilson Wurster, Theordore 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 ground-breakers.

 

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