Rediscovering Arts & Architecture

November 9th, 2008 · No Comments

From 1938 to 1967, Arts & Architecture magazine was where you looked for the avant garde of American architecture.  Contained within its many pages were articles written by and about the great designers from the mid-nineteenth century, such as Eero Saarinen, Walter Gropius and Richard Neutra.  It was a showcase of American modernism and its ideals.  The magazine was even responsible for the ever-popular Case Study Homes, including the one built by Charles and Ray Eames.  Unfortunately, it has been out of print for over 40 years.

That is, until now.  Publisher Benedikt Taschen decided to reprint every issue of the magazine in a two-volume, limited edition set.  Even though they’re 37% off at Amazon, it’s still a bit too much for my poor wallet.  The good news is that quite a few articles are actually available (as PDF) on the Arts & Architecture website.  (You can buy cover posters there too.)  I’ve linked to a few of my favorite freebies:

You can buy Arts & Architecture, 1945-54: The Complete Reprint at Amazon.

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