ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE, June 1967. Gropiusstadt by The Architects Collaborative.

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June 1967

David Travers [Editor]

David Travers [Editor]: ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE. Los Angeles: Arts and Architecture, Volume 84, number 6, June 1967. Slim quarto. Stapled printed wrappers. 34 pp. Illustrated articles and period advertisements. Mailing label to rear panel. Cover photo by Kenneth Snelson. Wrappers lightly edgeworn. 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.

  • Article
  • Education for Urban Living by Fran P. Hosken
  • Architecture
  • Two Churches by Franz Fueg, Architect
  • Theater by Michael Scott & Partners, Architects
  • House by Meiji Watanabe, Architect
  • Planning
  • Gropiusstadt by The Architects Collaborative
  • Design
  • Lamps by Angelo Mangiarotti
  • Arts includes American Art of the Sixties (includes work by Ernest trova, Stephen Atonakos, David Smith, Robert A. Howard, Kenneth Snelson, Sol LeWitt, Norman Zammitt, David Von Schlegell, Tony Smith, Robert Morris, Claes Oldenburg, Larry Bell, Robert Grosvenor, Forrest Myers, and Arlo Acton) and essays by Dore Ashton and Peter Yates
  • Features includes Editorial, Books, and Subterranean Village by Myron Goldfinger, Architect

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.