The influential West Coast architecture magazine known for its “Case Study Houses” Program in which in 1945 it proposed to “begin immediately the study, planning, actual design and construction of eight houses, each to fulfill the specifications of a special living problem in the Southern California area.” The houses became icons of the Mid-Century modernist movement. The cover design and focus of the magazine was revolutionary at the time and a direct challenge to the prominence of the East Coast as the center of architecture in the U.S.
This issue features articles on the Southland Center by Welton Becket and Associates, a bowling center by Hawthorne and Schmiedeke, an elementary school by Mario J. Ciampi, work by Greacen and Brogniez, A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons, Raphael Soriano, an essay by Gyorgy Kepes, sculpture by Jan de Swart, and more. Item #1080.
Condition: Very Good+, light scuffing to covers, slight toning to page edges.