David Travers [Editor]: ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE. Los Angeles: Arts and Architecture, Volume 83, number 11, November 1966. Slim quarto. Stapled printed wrappers. 36 pp. Illustrated articles and period advertisements. Mailing label to rear panel. Wrappers edgeworn. Wraparound cover design with Frei Otto structure at Expo 67. Textblock thumbed. Interior unmarked, clean and well-preserved, but a very good copy.
9.75 x 12.75 vintage magazine with 36 pages of editorial content and advertisements from leading purveyors of West Coast mid-century modernism, circa 1966. 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.
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.