ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE, March 1951. John Entenza [Editor]. Eugene Weston III; Craig Ellwood; Kipp Stewart, etc.

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ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE
March 1951

John Entenza [Editor], Charles Kratka  [Cover Artist]

 

John Entenza [Editor]: ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE. Los Angeles: John D. Entenza, Volume 68, No. 3, March 1951. Slim quarto. Stapled printed wrappers. 46 pp. Illustrated text and articles. Wrappers worn and rubbed. Cover by Charles Kratka [of the Eames Office]. A very good copy.

9.75 x 12.75 vintage magazine with 46 pages of editorial content and advertisements from leading purveyors of West Coast mid-century modernism, circa 1951.  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.

  • Three Artists: French, American, English: Ossip Zadkine, Jesse Reichek and Ashley Havinden
  • Idea And Pure Form by Sibyl Moholy-Nagy
  • Theatre by Eugene Weston III
  • Good Design And The Tract House, Anshen & Allen
  • Two Houses by Gene Loose
  • House by Kipp Stewart
  • House by Craig Ellwood
  • House by Thornton Abell
  • Products Of The West: includes the Alvin Lustig Chair by Paramount
  • Full-Page For The Herman Miller Furniture Company
  • Notes In Passing
  • Art
  • Music
  • Currently Available Product Literature And Information
  • 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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