Arts and Architecture

iPad App / 2015 / Team: Mitul Iyengar & JoJo Sounthone

Arts & Architecture was an American design, architecture, landscape, and arts magazine. It was published and edited by John Entenza from 1938 to 1962 and David Travers 1962 to 1967.

The goal of this app is to collect and compile content that is in a linear chronological form of a magazine and present it in a non-linear way, while emphasizing themes within the content.

Arts & Architecture played a significant role both in Los Angeles's cultural history and in the development of West Coast modernism in general. It featured emerging talents that focused on innovative projects and infused low cost materials in modern design. The magazine's significant cultural contributions include its sponsorship of the Case Study Houses design-build-publication program. Book publisher Taschen has published a facsimile of all issues of the monthly magazine from 1945 to 1954 with an introduction by David Travers.

We collected and compiled the content into thematic groups. In order to provide an accurate visualization of the data, we catalogued each page of every issue in these thematic groups. In addition to the core content of the magazines, we explored other content that could supplement the core text, by providing additional contextual information or by supplementing the core text itself.