Arts & Architecture, 1945-54
The Complete Reprint
ISBN10: 3822826782 ISBN13: 9783822826782 Publisher: Taschen America Llc Published: Dec 1 2008 Weight: 37.40lbs. Height: 15.50" Width: 12.75" Depth: 13.00" Language: English
Most volumes are still sealed in original shrink. Where opened, internally still like new. Outer box for the 1948 volume has some light staining. Some shelf-wear to boxes, with ocassional bumping. A very nice set, nearly like new.
Ten years, ten boxes, 118 issues, 6,076 pages! The seminal architecture journal resurrected in facsimile 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.