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Modernism Lecture: "The Desert As Muse: How Midcentury Palm Springs Architects Used the Desert Environment and Culture to Shape Their Designs"

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Modernism Lecture:

The Desert As Muse:
How Midcentury Palm Springs Architects Used the Desert Environment and Culture to Shape Their Designs

Modernism Week Friends of the Palm Springs Library

Proceeds to Benefit
The Friends of the Palm Springs Library.

Join us for the Modernism Lecture The Desert As Muse: How Midcentury Palm Springs Architects Used the Desert Environment and Culture to Shape Their Designs. Presented by the Friends of the Palm Springs Library, architectural historian Alan Hess will take us through several examples of projects both well and lesser known to illuminate the ways in which the sometimes harsh, sometimes benign desert climate acted upon the design solutions and how those solutions influenced our social fabric. This special event requires advanced ticket purchase online at www.modernismweek.com ($25 per person).  The program will begin at 2:30 p.m. in The Learning Center. Proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Palm Springs Library.

Lecturer Alan Hess is a nationally recognized architect, author, historian and critic whose 19 books have included Palm Springs Weekend: The Architecture and Design of a Midcentury Oasis and Julius Shulman: Palm Springs. He has been responsible for qualifying several landmark buildings for the National Register of Historic Places, including the oldest operating McDonald's and the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale. He writes a very informative architectural blog as well as being the architecture critic for the San Jose Mercury News.


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