Title: Arts & Architecture 1945-49
Book Condition: New
Editor(s): Travers, David F. Num Pages: 576 pages, black & white illustrations, colour illustrations. BIC Classification: ACXD2; AMX; GBC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 327 x 262 x 59. Weight in Grams: 3568. . 2014. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783836551021
Synopsis: Welcome to Modernism: The very best of the first five years of the groundbreaking architecture magazine
?A&A was instrumental in putting American Architecture on the map.?
Whilst others were still at the back door to modernism, John Entenzapushed the front door wide open. The charismatic editor of Arts & Architecture and initiator of the Case Study House Program was instrumental in making American architecture and modern American design known worldwide. In the decades after World War II, however, A&A covered not just architecture but also art, music, and politics, in brilliant, bold and enthralling reports. Thanks to John Entenza, who headed the magazine for two decades, this ambitious project produced a magazine that set whole new standards. A&A featured the greatest architects of its time, including Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, Eero Saarinen, Craig Ellwood, John Lautner, Charles & Ray Eames, and Pierre Koenig. Two of America?s most internationally successful architects, Frank Gehry and Richard Meier, were introduced here for the first time. Among the contributors to the magazine were the photographers Julius Schulman and Ezra Stoller, the authors Esther McCoy and Peter Yates, and the cover designers Herbert Matter and Alvin Lustig.
The complete facsimile of Arts & Architecture was published by TASCHEN in 2008 as a limited Collector?s Edition. This new selection brings together all the covers and the highlights from the first five years of the legendary magazine and is an impressive contemporary document of modern American architecture.
The best years of our lives: How Arts and Architecture paved the way in post-war construction and culture 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 integrated at once modern design and low-cost materials. The trend was most notably embodied in the famous Case Study House Program, a blueprint for modern habitation championed by the era?s leading American journal, Arts & Architecture.
The complete facsimile of the ambitious and groundbreaking Arts & Architecture was published by TASCHEN in 2008 as a limited edition. This new curation?directed and produced by Benedikt Taschen? brings together all the covers and the highlights from the first five years of the legendary magazine, with a special focus on the Case Study House Program and its luminary pioneers including Neutra, Schindler, Saarinen, Ellwood, Lautner, Eames, and Koenig.
A celebration of the first brave years of a politically, socially and culturally engaged publication, this special selection is also a testimony to one of the most unique and influential events in the history of American architecture. Text in English, French, German, and Spanish
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