House&Home Magazine scanned online 1952-1982

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DRN
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House&Home Magazine scanned online 1952-1982

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Just in case any of us needs another rabbit hole to lose ourselves in for a few days....
https://usmodernist.org/index-hh.htm

Most issues are there, the index makes clear which issues are not online. I've only browsed some issues from 1956, but the quality of the editing, writing, and illustration for a "builder" magazine was on par with Architectural Forum and Progressive Architecture.

FYI, FLW has 4 houses featured in May 1956.

December 1956 features the one story Erdman PreFab.
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Roderick Grant
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Re: House&Home Magazine scanned online 1952-1982

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In just one issue, March, 1952 the are articles on George Nakashima (80-89), Harwell Hamilton Harris (90-94), Gordon Drake (95-103) and The Sewerless Toilet Without Chemicals (113-113), which informs us that Sir John Harington invented a toilet in 1596.

I always liked the magazine. My uncle, Bjarne, who was a contractor, gave me his copies after he had read them. Somewhere in that mass of issues is one which introduced me to Greene & Greene.
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Re: House&Home Magazine scanned online 1952-1982

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Starting at the beginning, here is the table of contents to the first issue of the magazine, January 1952. As a good omen, in the first house covered, Landis Gore's own home in New Canaan, Wright's name is mentioned twice.

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And before that, in a page of industry news, there is this little piece on Wright:

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Finally, space is given to John Lloyd Wright, AIA, to speak of and illustrate building ornament very much in the spirit of his father's---if not credited by the son as such !

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DRN
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Unfortunately a scanned library is only as good as the magazines used for sampling...
The September 1956 issue’s cover and contents heralds an article titled, “Frank Lloyd Wright: A case study of 34 design ideas” on page 134. Sadly, I was disappointed to find that the pages containing that article had been excised.

Does any one of us Chatters have an intact September 1956 issue of House & Home?

Roderick Grant
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That sounds like the article concerning elements of design of the Zimmermann House, an offprint of which was hardbound. It is probably hard to find these days, but there has been a post of excerpts from it on WC.

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Re: House&Home Magazine scanned online 1952-1982

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Thanks very much for posting this, Dan. It's a wonderful resource!

For the E. Fay Jones fans out there, check out:

House & Home - June 1961 - pp. 108-111, 114-115

House & Home - July 1966 - p. 75


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Re: House&Home Magazine scanned online 1952-1982

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Wow. By June 1961 the magazine was in good shape: there was 100 pages of building-material advertising in front of the table of contents . . .

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