Jones Studio Houses: Sensual Modernism
Hardback | Jan 2022 | Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers | 9781946226440 | 368pp | 218x218mm | RFB | AUD$120.00
Jones Studio Houses: Sensual Modernism is a self-imposed limited look at the 40-year-plus career of Eddie Jones.
Almost unheard of outside the southwest of United States, Jones has quietly accumulated a body of work ranging beyond residential designs to include major federal projects impacting the edges of America. Supported by Aaron Betsky's insightful forward, plus an enlightening interview with Vladimir Belogolovsky, and comments from many of his famous colleagues, Jones summarises his lifelong dance with architecture through the personal stories embedded in each house. Refusing to repeat himself, the work tests the reality of gravity on a diverse spectrum of interpretive vernacular responses to climate, landscape and function. Although designed by the same hand, the forms vary as much as the choice of materials. Rammed earth, concrete, wood and metal are explored together and separately yet remain subordinate to Jones' fascination with glass. Utilising photographs, hand-drawings and first-person accounts, the motivations and joy of being an architect are expressed by an exceptional whole informed by many ordinary parts.