Nicer than The Fountainhead

Actor Gary Cooper had just played Howard Roark, an indomitable purist of an architect, in the film version of Ayn Rand's Fountainhead when he commissioned A. Quincy Jones to build him a modernist masterpiece. But the home Jones built in Holmby Hills, purchased by art dealer Larry Gagosian in 2010, was gentler than the skyscrapers Roark dreamed of -- more rectangles and wide-open views, more pleasant than brash. That smart gentleness pervades the exhibition about Jones' work at the Hammer too. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Wstwd.; through Sept. 8. (310) 443-7000,
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 25. Continues through Sept. 8, 2013

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