Los Angeles: John C. Brasfield, 1949 - 1963. Softcover. Unique collection containing 17 large and 3 extra (small) issues. The magazine was published quarterly (2 large issues & 2 extra issues published annually). The larger issues contain residential and some commercial architecture with a focus on luxury California homes, which were designed or decorated by notable architects and designers of the period. Approx. 60 illustrated advertisement pages in rear of each issue. Extra issues with few pages, typically focused on one residence. Earlier issues not dated. Our collection starts with Volume XII, Number 3 (1949) and ends with Volume XX, Number 1 (Spring 1963). Folio. All with original photographic wraps and profusely illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs. Issues in our collection: Volume XII, Number 3, 200pp. Volume XII, Number 4, 232pp. Volume XIII, Number 3, 256pp. Volume XIII, Number 4, 240pp. Volume XIV, Number 2, 184pp. Volume XIV, Number 3, 220pp. Volume XIV, Number 4, 192pp. Volume XV, Number 1, 240pp. Volume XV, Number 2, 192pp. Volume XV, Number 3, 202pp. Volume XV, Number 4, 216pp. Volume XVI, Number 3, 208pp. Volume XVI, Number 4, 196pp. Volume XVII, Number 2, 12pp. (extra issue). Volume XVII, Number 3, Fall 1960, 246pp. Volume XVIII, Number 2. 16pp. (extra issue). Volume XIX, Number 1, Spring 1962, 224pp. Volume XIX, Number 3, Fall 1962, 200pp. Volume XIX, Number 4, Winter 1963, 18pp. (extra issue). Volume XX, Number 1, Spring 1963, 200pp. WITH unnumbered "The Architectural Digest: A Portfolio of Fireplaces. 8pp. bound in photographic wraps. Photographs by Julius Shulman (Brentwood Country Club among others), Robert C. Cleveland, Maynard L. Parker, George R. Szanik, Max Eckert, Gabriel Moulin Studios, George de Gennaro, Harold Davis, Harry Baskerville, Jr., Archie D. Ferrante, Jack Laxer, Ernest Graham, John Hartley, Amir Farr, Virginia McIntire, Kent Oppenheimer, Louis Reens (The White House, Washington D.C.), Ezra Stoller, Ulric Meisel, Art Streib Studio and others. Features architecture by Richard J. Neutra (residence of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Kronish, Beverly Hills), Gerard R. Colcord (residence of Alan Ladd in Holmby Hills), Alfred T. Wilkes, J. E. Dolena (Thunderbird Ranch and Country Club, Palm Springs), Richard Langendorf, Burton A. Schutt (Henry F. Haldeman residence & Innes Shoe Store), John C. Warnecke, Marion Varner, Paul Sterling Hoag, R. L. Byrd (Lanai House - Pacific Palisades and "The Marquis", Hollywood), James McNaughton, Martin Stern (Sheraton-West Hotel, Los Angeles), Stephen A. Stephanian, Herbert Cordier (Villa Antelo, Bel Air), Stiles Clements, Eduardo Samaniego (Screen Actors Guild, Hollywood), Dick Palmer, (Carnation Building), Minton & Smith (St. Brigid's Catholic Church), O'Neil Ford, George Vernon (Lockheed Aircraft International, Inc.), Cliff May, Styles Clements (Barraclough Restaurant, Los Angeles), Welton Becket & Associates (Capitol Records Tower, Hollywood), Earl Heitschmidt (Jonathan Club, Los Angeles), Roland H. Crawford (Los Angeles Country Club), Paul Christian Yeager (residence of U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater in Phoenix, AZ), Sidney Eisenshtat (Brentwood Country Club), Alfred T. Gilman (Malibu Sands Motel and Apartments), Kenneth Brown, Paul R. Williams (Perino's Restaurant, Los Angeles) and others. Interior designs by John S. Mason, Paul Laszlo, Mildred Meek, Ross Thiele, Arthur Elrod, Cannell & Chaffin, Adele Faulkner (The Lytton Center of the Visual Arts -Hollywood among others), Izzy Cantor, Ceil Williams, Tom Douglas (George Vanderbilt's New York Penthouse), Charles J. Aufferth, Jr. (Beverly Wilshire Hotel), Barnett Bros., Ida Lambert of W. & J. Sloane, Albert Parvin & Co. (Flamingo Hotel, The Sands, The Dunes, Las Vegas), Archibald Taylor, Fernand Barrett, Henry Grace (Executive Office of Sol C. Siegel at MGM), Mary Hunt (Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills), Frank Reddington, James S. Gerard (free form coffee table at John Wayne's residence), Norma Roth, Antone Dalu (Desi Arnaz' Indian Wells Hotel - Guest Suite), Frances B. Moore, Thelka Mertens Interiors (residence of Lawrence Welk), Mike Flintjer, Dean Reynolds (Rita Hayworth residence among others), Lambert Associates (First National Bank, Dallas), Catherine Armstrong (residence of Mr. and Mrs. Melcher (Doris Day ), and others. fair. Item #33540
Age wear, sporadic abrasions and creasing on wraps and spines. Some wrappers with chipping, creasing and closed tears on edges. Bottom corner of five issues chipped. Water staining to edges of some leaves in seven issues, barely affecting images. Wrappers in fair to good-, interior in overall good+ condition.