A. Quincy Jones

Herman Miller Book from A. Quincy Jones and Elaine K. Sewell Jones Collection

April 30, 2010

Today I found another inspiring book from the A. Quincy Jones collection. This book titled “A statement of expectations” is a small folio of photographs and statements intended to organize the proposed plan for the Herman Miller building in Bath, England. This book was written by Max de Pree, Chairman of Herman Miller in 1978 […]

A. Quincy Jones Brody House photograph by Julius Shulman

April 27, 2010

The Brody House, designed by A. Quincy Jones circa 1950, exemplifies sophisticated modernism; a modernism void of the common economic limitations post-war architects faced when building commissioned houses. LAMA is representing material from the A. Quincy Jones and Elaine K. Sewell Jones Estate in the May 23, 2010 Modern Art & Design auction.  A lot […]

A. Quincy Jones and Fredrick Emmons: AIA Firm of the Year Award 1969 and ‘Builders’ Homes for Better Living’

March 26, 2010

A. Quincy Jones and Fredrick E. Emmons collaborated on numerous architectural projects from 1951 till Emmons’ death in 1974. Jones and Emmons worked together to produce thousands of Eichler homes, and received commissions for churches, universities, manufacturing plants, and libraries. They worked with new materials, were very aware of site design, and focused attention on […]

The Hang-It-All: A Gift from Ray Eames to Elaine K. Sewell Jones

February 16, 2010

The Hang-It-All, a well-known, iconic piece from Charles and Ray Eames, is a common piece put into reproduction due to its functionality and playful design. We, however, are selling an original Hang-It-All in the upcoming Spring 2010 LAMA Auction. This particular Hang-It-All is not just an ordinary original, this model was a gift from Ray […]

Architectural Pottery designed by David Cressey from the A. Quincy Jones Collection

February 9, 2010

More from the A. Quincy Jones collection, and this time it is not books. We bring to you three pots by David Cressey for Architectural Pottery that resided in the atrium of the home of A. Quincy Jones and Elaine K. Sewell Jones. The three matching stoneware pots are detailed with intersecting lines that have […]

A. Quincy Jones, Sascha Brastoff Ceramics Factory built 1953

January 27, 2010

Lately we have been very focused on the material from the A. Quincy Jones collection, and today a LAMA Blog reader brought even more A. Quincy Jones information to our attention. After scouring the internet for a basic background on the Brastoff Ceramics Factory, I completely forgot about A. Quincy Jones’ personal portfolio of his […]

The Business of Building Magazine (1955) from the A. Quincy Jones Collection

January 26, 2010

After more rummaging through the assortment of books from the A. Quincy Jones collection, I stumbled upon this interesting magazine called “The Business of Building”. This particular copy is the Research Village issue from 1955 and is stapled into sections that Elaine Jones put together for her press book of A. Quincy Jones’ post-war housing […]

Herman Miller Design Catalog (1964) from the collection of Elaine K. Sewell Jones

January 18, 2010

Another interesting book from the collection of A. Quincy Jones and Elaine K. Sewell Jones, this Herman Miller Design Catalog from 1964 features detailed designs, which are organized by dividers labeled: Chairs, Seating Systems, /Seating, Tables, Office Systems, /Conference Tables, Cases & Beds, /CSS, Textiles & Objects, General Information, and Specifications. My favorite section is […]

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