House Beautiful. April 1951. MID CENTURY MODERN.
House Beautiful. April 1951.
House Beautiful. April 1951.

House Beautiful. April 1951.

New York. Hearst. 04- 1951.
April 1951 complete issue of the magazine, profusely illustrated in color and black and white, 250pp, 12 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, tears to spine and light wear to covers with two inch tear to mid upper edge of front cover and reddish toning also to the cover. A fascinating glimpse into mid century interior design and architecture. The cover features the masterfully designed pool by Thomas Church celebrated in the podcast 99percentinvisible: "The story goes that Thomas Church, the California landscape architect who designed the Donnell Garden, went on a trip to Finland with his wife Betsy in 1937. Somehow they found out the address of Alvar Aalto’s home studio and got themselves there, and knocked on the door. Aalto welcomed them in and they grew to be friends. It’s quite possible that designs for the Villa Mairea (and its pool) were on display in Aalto’s studio while Church was visiting. Which might have inspired the pool in the Donnell Garden. And then the Donnell Garden pool becomes famous, inspiring a slew of similar pool designs in California. And these other pools go on to be emptied out during the drought in the 70’s, inspiring a new chapter for skateboarding. And that skate culture inspired kids around the world, like Finnish skateboarder Janne Saario, to take up skateboarding and architecture." Many other features including the article "Climate Control on the Potomac", great ads for Kuehne chrome dinette set, Heywood Wakefield furniture, etc. Item #55531

Price: $35.00