Arts & Architecture, 1945-54: The Complete Reprint
The seminal architecture journal resurrected in facsimilennThe first part (1945-1954) of our facsimile edition of John Entenza’s groundbreaking magazine, which launched the Case Study House Program; in ten boxes, each containing one year’s worth of magazinesnn”A&A was instrumental in putting American Architecture on the map.” nJulius ShulmannnFrom the end of World War II until the mid-1960s, exciting things were happening in American architecture: emerging talents were focusing on innovative projects that integrated low-cost materials and modern design. This trend was most notably embodied in the famous Case Study House Program, which was championed by the eras leading American journal, Arts & Architecture. Focusing not only on architecture but also design, art, music, politics, and social issues, A&A was an ambitious and groundbreaking publication, largely thanks to the inspiration of John Entenza, who ran the magazine for over two decades until David Travers became publisher in 1962. The eras greatest architects were featured in A&A, including Neutra, Schindler, Saarinen, Ellwood, Lautner, Eames, and Koenig; and two of todays most wildly successful architects, Frank Gehry and Richard Meier, had their debuts in its pages. A&A was instrumental in putting American architectureand in particular California Modernismon the map. Other key contributors to the magazine include photographers Julius Shulman and Ezra Stoller, writers Esther McCoy and Peter Yates, and cover designers Herbert Matter and Alvin Lustig, among many luminaries of modernism.nnThis collection comes with ten boxes, each containing a complete years worth of Arts & Architecture magazines from 19451954. Thats 6,076 pages in 118 issues reproduced in their entiretybeginning with Entenzas January 1945 announcement of the Case Study House Program. Also included is a supplement booklet with an original essay by former A&A publisher David Travers, available in English, German, French, and Spanish. Arts & Architecture 194554 will be followed in autumn 2009 by a second set, 19551967, bringing together all the existing issues of the modern era.
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