ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE, June 1956. Living Arts From Kenmochi Design Associates, Japan.

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ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE
June 1956

John Entenza [Editor]

John Entenza [Editor]: ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE. Los Angeles: John D. Entenza, Volume 73, No. 6, June 1956. Slim folio. Saddle-stitched printed wrappers. 48 pp. Illustrated articles and advertisments. Subscriber mailing label to rear panel. Cover by Charles Kratka. Wrappers lightly soiled and worn, but a very good copy.

9.75 x 12.75 vintage magazine with 48 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.

  • Sculpture Pavilion: Gerrit Rietveld
  • Mount Sinai Hospital—Los Angeles: Welton Becket
  • House: Douglas Honnold & John Rex
  • House: Carl Maston
  • A Vineyard Pavilion: Campbell & Wong
  • House In Cuernavaca: Arnold W. Tucker & Colin Faber
  • A Garden Studio: Gene Smith
  • Small House: Kazumi Adachi
  • Problems Of Art Criticism: Jules Langsner
  • Living Arts From Kenmochi Design Associates, Japan
  • The Key To Slum Prevention: Ira J. Bach
  • Books
  • Music
  • Art
  • Notes In Passing
  • J. O. B.
  • Currently Available Product Literature And Information
  • Ads for Paul McCobb for Directional, 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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