Between April 1942 and December 1947, Ray Eames was commissioned by family friend John Entenza to design and produce a total of 26 covers for his Arts and Architecture magazine, based in Los Angeles, California.
When John Entenza purchased the magazine in 1938 it was called 'California Arts & Architecture' and he revamped the whole image and content of the journal and dropped the 'California' from the title, recognizing its wider appeal. The magazine really was a reflection of the times, capturing the artistic and design revolution prominent in southern California. Some of the most ingenious and ground breaking mid-century work was chronicled in the magazine including the case study housing program and Charles and Ray's own furniture designs were regular features. The magazine ran from 1929 to 1967 and was briefly brought back to life in the 1980's.
The designs of the Eames Arts & Architecture Magazine Covers may seem ordinary by today's standards, but consider the times, war years and post war years, they can be considered very progressive and free-form in their approach. The journals chronicled work by some of the most well known designers and architects of the times including names such as Noguchi, Bertoia, Lloyd Wright, Saarinen, Gehry, Royston and of course Charles and Ray Eames.
All issues of the magazine between 1929 and 1967 have become very collectible in their own right however greater value has been added to those with the artwork of Ray Eames Magazine Covers. See all the issues with Ray's covers in the images section below.
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