Architectural Forum Magazine Covers, 1949–1953.

by Sandi Vincent

January 1950
Lake Shore Apartments by Mies van der Rohe / Photo by Hedrich-Blessing Studio

February 1953

March 1950
Cover design by Amnon Rubenstein

July 1953
Hutzler’s toy department / Photo © Ezra Stoller

May 1950
United Nations Headquarters site plan

June 1953
Proposed UNESCO headquarters in Paris by Marcel Breuer, Pier Luigi Nervi & Bernard Zehrfuss

May 1953
Price Tower (office building) by Frank Lloyd Wright for H.C. Price Co. in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
“Frank Lloyd Wright’s concrete and copper skyscraper on the prairie”.

October 1949
Cover design by Amnon Rubenstein
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Architectural Forum was an American magazine that covered the homebuilding industry and architecture. Started in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1892 as The Brickbuilder, it absorbed the magazine Architect’s World in October 1938.” (Wikipedia) Henry Luce bought the magazine in 1932, bringing it into the Time, Inc. publishing family. Sold in 1964 to Urban America, the magazine ceased publication in 1974. The covers shared in this post, 1949 to 1953, were created during the tenure of art director and managing editor Paul Grotz.

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Sandi       VincentSandi Vincent grew up in the bay area of California surrounded by mid-century modern architecture and other influences responsible for her affinity for the period and its pop style, including her early exposure to The Monkees, The Avengers and Gerald McBoing-Boing. Sandi now resides in Portland. In her day job at a community foundation, she sports the web/social media/print materials coordinator title.

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