Archibald Quincy Jones was quiet modernist and dedicated architecture professor at the University of Southern California. He worked to bring a high standard of design to the growing middle class by reconsidering and refining postwar housing and emphasizing cost-effective, innovative, and sustainable building methods.
A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living exhibition is presented as part of the larger Getty-sponsored initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.
Photograph by Jason Schmidt, 2012. Courtesy Hammer Museum, Los Angeles -
A. Quincy Jones and Associates, Architects.
Warner Bros. Records building
The exhibit includes Jones’s personal and professional archives, original architectural drawings, a rare Case Study House model, and vintage photographs by Julius Shulman, Ernest Braun and other notable photographers of the period. New photography of many of the projects, which the Hammer commissioned from the photographer Jason Schmidt, are also included in the exhibition with a few key images enlarged to close to actual scale in order to give the visitor a sense of a physical experience of Jones’s architecture.
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There is also a series of related lectures where you're sure to learn more about mid century modern design and lifestyle! Plus, they're free...find the calandar here