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Events May 2013

Further AfieldExhibition

A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living

May 25, 2013
through September 28, 2013

If your summer plans include a visit to L.A., then you’ll want to add this exhibition to your itinerary. “A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living” is the first major museum retrospective of the Los Angeles-based architect’s work and pays special attention to the unique collaborative nature of his practice. The exhibition is presented as part of the larger Getty-sponsored initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.

Archibald Quincy Jones (1913–1979), who was known as Quincy, practiced architecture in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1979. A quiet modernist and dedicated architecture professor at the University of Southern California, Jones 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. In addition, Jones is among the first architects of this period to view developments as an opportunity to build community through shared green spaces, varied home models, and non-grid site planning.

Through Saturday September 28
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibition website

Milton S. Tyre House, A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons, Architects, 1951-54. Photograph by Jason Schmidt, 2012. Courtesy Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.


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