ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE Fall 1981. Los Angeles: Arts and Architecture, Fall 1981 [Volume 1, Number 1], Barbara Goldstein [Editor].

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Fall 1981

Barbara Goldstein [Editor]

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.

  • Events Calendar: Bruno Giberti
  • Notes In Passing
  • Furniture by Artists: Denise Domergue. Work by Isamu Noguchi, Alwy Visschedyk, Bob Wilhite, Roland Reiss, Scott Burton, Paul Fortune Fearon, Larry Bell, Masayuki Oda.
  • Artists Profiles: Four California Artists By Four California Critics
  • Jay DeFeo by Judith L. Dunham
  • Charles Garabedian by Fred Hoffman
  • Tom Holland by Cathy Curtis
  • Michael C. McMillen by Christopher Knight
  • CCAIA Monterey Design Conference: California 101
  • Design Communication by Richard Saul Wurman, FAIA
  • Architect Of The Year: Frank Gehry
  • Survey Of Recent Architecture
  • Project Of The Year: Bunker Hill Competition. Criticsim by Michael Sorkin
  • And MOCA For Dessert by Deborah Perrin
  • Arts And Architecture Urban Guidemap: Downtown Los Angeles. Introduction and Compilation by John Pastier. Fold-out map of downtown Los Angeles with architectural and cultural listings. Cool reference from back in the day.
  • Screening Our Fantasies: 80 Years Of Sci Fi Movies by Michael Webb
  • Retrospect: Konrad Wachsmann. Introduction by Esther McCoy
  • Books: Song Of The Open Road by John Beach
  • Advertisements for Brown Jordan, Stendig, Boyd Lighting, Kasparians, Architectural Pottery, Knoll, Heath Ceramics, Contempo Westwood, Scandiline, Herman Miller, ICF, etc.
  • Illustrated real estate ads for residences by Frank Lloyd Wright [The Storer Residence: $1M], Boulder Thorgusen [The Thorgusen Residence: $369K], and Raphael Soriano [The Gogol House: $275K, The Shrage House: $375K].  Good times!

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.