ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE, February 1951. R. Buckminster Fuller, Greta Magnusson Grossman, etc.

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February 1951

John Entenza [Editor]

John Entenza [Editor]: ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE. Los Angeles: John D. Entenza, Volume 68, No. 2, February 1951. Slim quarto. Stapled printed wrappers. 60 pp. Illustrated text and articles.  Cover image by June Wayne. Wrappers lightly worn and soiled, with a bit of spine wear. Mailing label to rear panel.  A very good copy.

9.75 x 12.75 vintage magazine with 60 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.

  • The Comprehensive Designer by R. Buckminster Fuller
  • House by Richard Neutra
  • House by  Mario Corbett
  • House by Schweiker & Elting
  • House by Greta Magnusson Grossman
  • House by A. Quincy Jones
  • House by Eugene Choy
  • Contemporary Objects: George Nelson, Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Hawk, and Felmore
  • Clay Painting, Polia Pillin
  • Competition for Garage Doors
  • Currently Available Product Literature And Information
  • Notes In Passing
  • Cinema
  • Music
  • and more.

Editorial Associates for Arts and Architecture included Herbert Matter and Charles Eames. Julius Shulman was the staff photographer.  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.