The Architectural Digest - Volume XV, Number 4 [ca. 1955]

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[moderate external wear, short diagonal bend/crease at bottom corner of front cover, a bit of damage to spine ends (about 1/2" of spine covering missing at bottom), a few surface-nicks on front cover]. (B&W photographs) 216-page issue of this long-running publication (established in 1920), subtitled "A Pictorial Digest of Outstanding Architecture, Interior Decoration and Landscaping." It's large format (approx. 10"x13") and almost entirely photographic, with the text mostly limited to captions identifying the homeowners, designers, furniture makers, decorators, etc. Notable houses and spaces featured include: the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul László (designed by László himself; pp.20-29) in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, photographed by the great Julius Shulman; the Beverly Hills home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Workman (pp.30-34), designed by the great African-American architect Paul R. Williams, and photographed by Maynard L. Parker; the Executive Suite at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, photographed by George R. Szanik (pp.48-52); the Sunset Tower penthouse apartment of Mrs. and Mrs. George Alexander (pp.53-56); the Beverly Hills residence of famed bodybuilder and physical culture entrepreneur Vic Tanny (pp. 60-62); the general office of the Shopping Bag Food Stores in El Monte, California; the interior of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority house at the University of Southern California; interiors of the Tyler Club in Tyler, Texas; various interior and exterior view of the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona; and many more. (The majority of the several dozen places photographed were in Southern California, not surprising given that the magazine was published in L.A.) The photographer whose work dominates this issue is definitely George R. Szanik, who shot multiple features; others include Harold Davis, Virginia McIntyre, and Robert C. Cleveland. (NOTE that the 1955 date I've assigned to this issue is just my semi-educated guess, based on the content; I don't quite understand why this issue bears only the volume/issue numbers but no actual date -- perhaps they felt that this content was "timeless," which is pretty hilarious when you observe how dated a lot of this furniture, in particular, looks.) ****NOTE also that additional shipping fees will be requested for international shipping of this heavy item, or for Priority Mail service to U.S. destinations. If this concerns you, please contact us for a shipping quote before placing your order.****

Title: The Architectural Digest - Volume XV, Number 4 [ca. 1955]


Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: (Vol. XV, No. 4)

Publisher: Los Angeles, John C. Brasfield: [1955?]

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: 25811

Keywords: Architecture Architectural Photography Home Design Interior Design Los Angeles Southern California