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A. Quincy Jones (Building for Better Living)

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Filled with beautiful photographs and informative essays, this volume presents the genius of A. Quincy Jones, whose collaborative nature provides a timely example for today's architects. While the architect A. Quincy Jones is most recognized for his glamorous homes for Los Angeles's cultural elite, he was equally dedicated to postwar Southern California's rapidly expanding middle class. As this fascinating book reveals, Jones and his collaborators were truly ahead of their time. Their vision of creating affordable, aesthetically pleasing structures prefigured the advent of several important architectural trends, such as sustainable building designs, maximization of available space, and sensitive site planning. Filled with images by noted photographer Jason Schmidt, as well as period photographs by Julius Shulman and others, this volume looks at every aspect of Jones's career. Original drawings, models, and furniture designs from the architect's personal archives illustrate a wide variety of projects featuring the hallmarks of Jones's style: soaring interior spaces, the blurring of indoors and out, laminated timber construction, angled walls, and innovative use of concrete, redwood, and glass. Essays explore Jones's quintessentially collaborative nature as he consulted with other noted architects, landscapers, interior designers, developers, and city planners to create buildings of lasting beauty and importance.

This book title, A. Quincy Jones (Building for Better Living), ISBN: 9783791352657, by Brooke Hodge, Ellen Donnelly, Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Mayer Rus, Jason Schmidt, published by Prestel Publishing (June 25, 2013) is available in hardcover. Our minimum order quantity is 25 copies. All standard bulk book orders ship FREE in the continental USA and delivered in 4-10 business days. Expedited shipping is also available.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Brooke Hodge, Ellen Donnelly, Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Mayer Rus, Jason Schmidt
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    224
    Publisher:
    Prestel Publishing (June 25, 2013)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9783791352657
    ISBN-10:
    3791352652
    Weight:
    20oz
    Case Pack:
    12
    File:
    RandomHouse-PRH-20170813_061338-RH-NA-PHYSICAL-DELTA-21-20170818.xml
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    RandomHouse
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