Collection by Aaron Britt

Modern Masterpieces by A. Quincy Jones

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Though he's often lumped in as one of Joseph's Eichler's gang—and we certainly love what Eichler did for the modern tract home—architect A. Quincy Jones is a midcentury lion in his own right. And thanks to the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles's exhibit A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living the man is finally getting the Neutra-level esteem that he deserves. Jones is credited with over 5,000 built projects, many of them the kind of indoor-outdoor-homes for the middle class that have come to define not just California modernism, but post-war American housing in general. The exhibit is part of the Getty-sponsored initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in LA and will dazzle any fan of mid-century design. The show is up through September 8th. Here's a preview.

A. Quincy Jones, Whitney Smith, and Edgardo Contini, Architects and Engineer.
A. Quincy Jones, Whitney Smith, and Edgardo Contini, Architects and Engineer.
A. Quincy Jones, Whitney Smith, and Edgardo Contini, Architects and Engineer.
A. Quincy Jones, Sidney F. and Frances Brody House, Los Angeles, California, 1948-51.
A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons, Architects. Milton S. Tyre House, Los Angeles, California, 1951-54.
A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons, Architects. Milton S. Tyre House, Los Angeles, California, 1951-54.
A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons, Architects. St. Michael's and All Angels Episcopal Church, Studio City,...
A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons, Architects.
A. Quincy Jones and Associates, Architects. Warner Bros. Records building, Burbank, California, 1971-75.
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