NP, 1964. Spiral_bound. Quarto. 10x8.5". Spiral-bound photo album. Dark grey paper covers with black lettering on the front cover and interior front cover. This photo album contains 12 original silver-gelatin photographs by Ernest Braun capturing the then newly built Shorecliff Tower Apartments on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California. The apartment complex, designed by the well known architectural partnership of A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Earl Emmons, was completed the previous year, in 1963 and features a mid-century modern design style. Photographs show exteriors and interiors, including the apartment of Emmons himself, and street views. The apartment building stands until today. Each photograph is protected behind a plastic sleeve, and has the photographer's information and date on the back. Covers with some minor chipping at the head of the spine. Some rippling to the plastic of the protective sleeves. All photos clean and bright. Binding in very good+, interior in near fine condition overall. Extremely scarce. vg+ to near fine. Item #43665
* A. Quincy Jones (1913-1979) and Frederick Earl Emmons (1907-199) were acclaimed American architects, known for designing innovative modernist style buildings and homes. The pair who worked together from 1950 until Jones' retirement in 1969, were known for often working with prolific real estate developer Joseph Eichler to design individual structures as well as pioneering urban development projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California. Some of their most well known work includes the Charles E. Young Research Library at UCLA, Brody House, and The Trusdale Estates in Beverly Hills. Jones also served as professor and later dean of the USC School of Architecture.
*Ernest Braun (1921-2010) was an American photographer, based in California, who's "career spanned nearly 70 years, during which time he produced dramatic images of World War II, award winning architectural photos, and unique views of world cultures." - Ernest Braun Website.