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The Desert Modernists

Now that we’re at mid-September, I’m eagerly awaiting the arrival of “Fall”. However, with the crazy humid heat wave that we’ve been having here in SoCal, it looks like “Summer” is going to hang on tight for a bit longer. That’s not necessarily a bad thing! I know for many people, the idea of an “endless summer” would be a dream come true. One place where it always feels like “summer” is my favorite weekend go-to: Palm Springs.

If you follow me on Insta, you’ve probably come to realize I tend to frequent the sunny city quite often. Aside from the obvious pool time and fun in the sun, Palm Springs is renowned for its midcentury architecture. Last Spring I had the good fortune to be a part of the #psmodquad that coincided with Modernism Week. It was so great to be able to see a lot of these architectural gems up close and listen to some fascinating back stories.

There’s a new book out called The Desert Modernists- The Architects who envisioned Midcentury modern Palm Springs. It’s chronicles all the visionary architects that created the look of Palm Springs that continues to charm visitors and it’s residents today. The book was created in partnership with the Modernism Week organization and profiles 12 groundbreaking architects and their work.

photo by David Glomb

photo by David Glomb

13 famous authors contributed short essays on each architect and it also features amazing photos from 17 architectural photographers. It was edited by Stewart Weiner.

photo by Jim Riche

photo by Jim Riche

photo by Jim Riche

photo by Jim Riche

photo by Jim Riche

photo by Jim Riche

If you are a lover of Palm Springs or just a design lover or midcentury enthusiast, this is a definite book to add to your
collection!

The Desert Modernists book via happymundane.com

Also, if you missed Modernism Week last spring, you can still come down and check out the Fall Preview happening in just a few weeks! Columbus Day weekend, October 9-12, 2015. There’s going to be a some great walking and house tours and even a tour of the incredible Sunnylands Estate.

More details and info here.

Get The Desert Modernists book here.

cover page photo of Palm Springs City Hall by Jim Riche – artwork/design by J3



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