Elaine Jones We Will Miss You

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Caldwell and Jones some time ago..

Overshadowed by the sadness surrounding West Hollywood Urban Designer John Chase’s death was the loss of another great supporter of Southern California architecture: Elaine Jones, the widow of architect A. Quincy Jones. San Francisco writer and publicist Kenny Caldwell, a close friend, writes a stirring tribute on his blog. In it we get—among other smart observations—a glimpse into her dedication to architecture, to her friends, and to the ideals of her late Husband A. Quincy Jones. At a time when “wow” architecture is still dominant, it’s refreshing to hear  another approach. Says Caldwell: “She would say that Quincy’s design was rooted in the experience of the building as people moved through it. I came to appreciate the humility it took to focus on spatial experience over object.”

3 Responses to “Elaine Jones We Will Miss You”

  1. Bill says:

    Was the photo taken at Baldwin Hills?

  2. Kenneth Caldwell says:

    The photo was taken at Baldwin Hills Village sometime in September 1990.

  3. Christian says:

    This is taken at the Village Green which is at foot of the Baldwin Hills. It’s a 60 development.

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