ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE, May 1951. Olgyay & Olgyay, György Kepes, MoMA Lamp Competition, Angelo Testa Fabrics

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ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE
May 1951

John Entenza [Editor]

John Entenza [Editor]: ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE. Los Angeles: John D. Entenza, Volume 68, No. 5, May 1951. Slim quarto. Stapled printed wrappers. 46 pp. Illustrated text and articles. Wrappers lightly edgeworn. Cover image by György Kepes. A 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.

  • More About The School Of New York by Jules Langsner
  • Apartment House by Olgyay & Olgyay
  • House by Sumner Spaulding & John Rex
  • Apartment House by Worley Wong & John Campbell
  • Hill Camp by Worley Wong & John Campbell
  • Hotel by Williams, Williams And Williams
  • The New Landscape by György Kepes
  • Ceramics And Textiles, Larsen & Riegger
  • Lamp Competition, Museum Of Modern Art: Heifetz Lamps by Joseph Burnett, Anthony Ingolia, James Crate, Gilbert A. Watrous, Alexey Brodovitch, Zahara Schartz, A. W. And Marion Geller, Robert Gage And Lester Geis.
  • Fabrics, Angelo Testa
  • Exhibition In Japan, Furniture
  • Garage Door Competition, Tavart Company
  • Currently Available Product Literature And Information
  • 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.

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