"It was the policy of A&A to present projects without any accompanying critical analysis. The buildings were allowed to speak for themselves and any explanatory text was limited to a brief statement, usually based on a description of the program and the structure, supplied by the architect. The reasons behind the policy were simple enough and did not include fear of offending an advertiser or architect, as has been suggested from time to time. To be selected for presentation, a project had to be one of exceptional merit and interest. Not free of faults but the good qualities had to heavily outweigh the bad. Where the reverse was true, we did not publish the building. It was dismissed rather than criticized. " - David Travers
The incredible influence of Case Study Houses sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine on post-war modernism is undeniable. As a long time fan of Wurster, Neutra and Koening, I was very excited when I stumbled upon issues of the magazine from 1945 through 1967 all available in pdfs on the A&A website. An insightful overview on mid-century modernism by David Travers along with incredible CSH photos and drawings will keep me buried deep in readings this thanksgiving weekend.