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 a castle interior in Tangier owned by the president of Knoll International, work by William Worster, human needs in housing, an apartment by Carl Maston, problems of town planning by Yona Friedman, the "derelict" found sculpture of the SF Bay flats, art by Herbert Goldman, photos by Julius Shulman and more. Item #1081.
Condition: Very Good+, light scuffing to covers; toning to interior edges.