We hear it from the owners of A. Quincy Jones houses all the time: "The house just feels good."
In organizing and designing "A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living," the new exhibition on one of L.A.'s beloved residential architects, the Hammer Museum wanted to convey that idea -- how Jones was a master at shaping space, turning architecture into an experience and making a space "just feel good." But how? How to convince museum-goers when you can't move a house into the Hammer?
Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, the guest curator behind the show, offers a hint at the partial answer in this video by L.A. at Home producer Dianne De Guzman. Fletcher talks about the architect's genius in front of an almost-life-size photo of a Jones design. The giant image is one of six in the Hammer show opening Saturday, all meant to help readers imagine the "feel-good" Jones experience.
After you've watched the video, you also can check out David Hay's preview of the Hammer show, get a sneak peek at more than a dozen of the exhibits in our related Hammer photo gallery, then read about how the architecture firm Escher GuneWardena has renovated the A. Quincy Jones' Tyre House into an L.A. dream.
Our past home profiles have included designer Jackie Terrell's decorating mash-up in a Jones house, and a peek at what Shulamit Nazarian did with a Jones classic in Holmby Hills. If you aren't a believer by then, hit the Hammer Show and let us know what you think afterward.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times