Elaine Sewell Jones – widow of celebrated architect A. Quincy Jones – spent years cataloguing photos and archives of Jones’s work before sending them to LA’s Hammer Museum. The exclusive exhibition Building for Better Living was held and ended in 2013, but you can see some of the gorgeous photos here:
This 1959 house in Baltimore was Marcel Breuer’s second design for the wealthy art-lover Edith Hooper and her husband, Arthur. It’s a textbook example of Breuer’s classic “bi-nuclear” house, a division of the home into spaces for adults and children. A beautiful courtyard opens in the middle of the home, separating “children’s areas” (bedrooms, bath, and a playroom) from the “adult areas” (kitchen, dining, and living rooms). The charming layout invites nature in and celebrates the forest-like surroundings.
Photos courtesy of Dwell.
Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art.
Recently, the University of Southern California delved into their extensive collection of original printed photography and digitized over 1,300 postwar images. A treasure trove of rarely-seen photographs of mid-century lifestyle and architecture has now been made available in USC Libraries’ Architectural Teaching Slide Collection.