Post-WWII was a thriving era for American architecture, and unless you were doing a walking tour of the works of Frank Lloyd Wright, Rudolph Schindler and Richard Neutra, the long-running architecture publication Arts & Architecture may have been the best place to learn of it. The most formidable collection to document this period for architecture, and that magazine, would have to be this titular 632-page hardcover collection from Taschen. The Arts & Architecture book documents specifically the years of 1945-1949, the inceptive era of the magazine as well as the most important years of mid-twentieth-century American architecture. With publisher Benedikt Taschen being chiefly responsible for compiling the magazine covers and best-of moments, and written by former A&A editor David Travers, you can enjoy the best years of Arts & Architecture for $70.
The Best Years of Our Lives: How “Arts & Architecture” Magazine Paved the Way in Post-World War II Construction and Culture
Taschen collects the best from A&A, from 1945-1949