Taschen | Arts & Architecture 1945-49 | David F. Travers

Taschen | Arts & Architecture 1945-49 | David F. Travers


The best years of our lives: How Arts and Architecturepaved the way in post-war construction and culture

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 integrated at once modern design and low-cost materials. The trend was most notably embodied in the famous Case Study House Program, a blueprint for modern habitation championed by the era’s leading American journal, Arts & Architecture.

The complete facsimile of the ambitious and groundbreaking Arts & Architecture was published by TASCHEN in 2008 as a limited edition. This new curation—directed and produced by Benedikt Taschen—brings together all the covers and the highlights from the first five years of the legendary magazine, with a special focus on the Case Study House Program and its luminary pioneers including Neutra, Schindler, Saarinen, Ellwood, Lautner, Eames, and Koenig.

A celebration of the first brave years of a politically, socially and culturally engaged publication, this special selection is also a testimony to one of the most unique and influential events in the history of American architecture.


Text in English, French, German, and Spanish

  • Hardcover: 576 pages

  • Publisher: TASCHEN (July 1, 2014)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 9783836551021

  • ISBN-13: 978-3836551021

  • ASIN: 3836551020

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 2.3 x 12.2 inches

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