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Description - "Arts & Architecture" 1945-54 by David Travers

This is the seminal architecture journal resurrected in facsimile. This is the 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 magazines. '"A&A" was instrumental in putting American Architecture on the map.'From 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 infused low-cost materials and modern design. This trend was most notably incarnated in the famous Case Study House Program, which was championed by the era's 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 era's greatest architects were featured in "A&A", including Neutra, Schindler, Saarinen, Ellwood, Lautner, Eames, and Koenig; and two of today's most wildly successful architects, Frank Gehry and Richard Meier, had their debuts in its pages. "A&A" was instrumental in putting American architecture - and in particular California Modernism - on 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.This collection comes with ten boxes, each containing a complete year's worth of "Arts & Architecture" magazines from 1945-1954. That's 6,056 pages in 118 issues reproduced in their entirety - beginning with Entenza's 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, translated from the English into German, French, and Spanish; all the covers and contents; and a selected index to articles. "Arts & Architecture 1945-54" will be followed in the future by a second volume, "1955-1967", bringing together all the existing issues of the modern era.This new TASCHEN publication, limited to 5000 numbered copies, provides a comprehensive record of mid-century American architecture and brings the legendary "Arts & Architecture" back to life after forty years.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783822826782
ISBN-10: 3822826782
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 320mm x mm)
Pages: 6056
Imprint: Taschen GmbH
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - David Travers

David F. Travers is the former editor and publisher of Arts & Architecture, which he ran from 1963 until 1967. He became a vice president/director of corporate development for Gruen Associates, until 1974, when he founded Arts & Architecture Press, specializing in design books. He was a consultant for architects including The Architects Collaborative, William Pereira, Charles and Ray Eames, and Daniel Mann Johnson & Mendenhall. He was also a founding member of Action for a Better Los Angeles, and served as president of the Architectural Guild at the University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles.

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