Barbara Goldstein [Editor]: ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE. Los Angeles: Arts and Architecture, Fall 1981 [Volume 1, Number 1]. Slim quarto. Photo illustrated perfect bound and stitched wrappers. 72 pp. Illustrated articles and advertisements. Wrappers lightly rubbed. Textblock randomly—and lightly—stained from vintage coffee spillage, nothing too serious. Cover artwork: Two Hundred years of Architecture: A Bicentennial Salute to Los Angeles, 1791–1981 by Stephen Pearson. A very good copy of this uncommon and ambitious publishing venture
9 x 12 magazine with 72 pages of editorial content plus trade advertisements. An honest attempt to revise a once great publication that became defunct in 1967. Not exactly John Entenza, but not half bad either.
The Editorial Advisory Board included Ray Eames, John Follis, Philip Johnson, Cesar Pelli, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Stanley Tigerman, Deborah Sussman and Richard Saul Wurman among others.
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 such as Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, A. Quincy Jones, Frederick Emmons, Richard Neutra, William Wilson Wurster, 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. The revived version of the magazine had an illustrious history to live up to.