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 cover design and focus of the magazine at the time was revolutionary 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 house by Craig Ellwood, the Institute for Theoretical Physics by Herbert Bayer, town houses by Yau Chun Wong, the merit specified products list for Case Study House No. 26, a nuclear reactor building by Wendell H. Lovett and the Puegot Building by Aflalo, Croce, Gasperini, Suarez architects, among other articles.
With mailing label attached to back cover to A. Quincy Jones & Frederick Emmons Architects at the firm's Santa Monica Blvd. address. Item #216.
Condition: Very Good, but with notes/writing in pen on back cover (see photo); light scuffing to front cover.