Buckner let me know about a retrospective on the work of Jones that the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is having from June 2, 2013 through September 8, 2013. Here are the particulars, from the Hammer Museum site:
The Hammer Museum's exhibition Building the California Dream: A. Quincy Jones and His Circle is the first comprehensive museum exhibition of A. Quincy Jones's work. The exhibition draws from the architect's archive, housed in UCLA's Special Collections, and showcases original drawings, models, furniture, and photographs, together with new commissioned photography of many extant buildings. The exhibition and accompanying publication explore Jones's impact on the built landscape of Southern California—underscoring his collaborative work with landscape architects, other architects, developers, and interior designers—and examine his influence on contemporary architecture and city planning. Through its content and design, the exhibition provides visitors with a unique to-scale, physical experience of some of Jones's most masterful forms and spaces.
In the spirit of A. Quincy Jones's collaborative approach, Brooke Hodge, the Hammer's director of exhibitions and publications, has assembled team to collaborate with her on the exhibition and publication. In addition, our team is supplemented by an advisory committee comprising leading scholars on mid-century architecture, design, and landscape architecture. This committee includes Thomas S. Hines, UCLA professor emeritus of architectural history and an expert on Richard Neutra and modern architecture in Los Angeles; Cory Buckner, a practicing architect and author of the only monograph to date on the work of A. Quincy Jones; Frederick Fisher, a practicing architect who is currently renovating several of Jones's most important buildings including Sunnylands (the Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage, California) and whose architecture office is located in Jones & Emmons's own former office building in Los Angeles; Peter Loughrey, director of Los Angeles Modern Auctions and an acknowledged expert on mid-century interior furnishings; E. Marc Treib, University of California, Berkeley professor emeritus of architecture and coauthor of Garrett Eckbo: Modern Landscapes for Living; Mayer Rus, currently the Design and Culture Editor of the Los Angeles Times Magazine, former editor of Interior Design magazine, and a frequent contributor to Architectural Digest and Wallpaper*; and Elizabeth A. T. Smith, the curator of MOCA's important exhibitions on Rudolf Schindler and the Case Study House program, and currently curatorial director at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Canada.
You can read more about Jones and about where to purchase Cory Buckner's boon on arcspace.
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