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Palm Springs Weekend

The Architecture and Design of a Midcentury Oasis

By Alan Hess,and Andrew Danish

10-3/4 x 9-3/8 in; 180 pp;
260 color and b/w images
Hardcover
February 2001
ISBN 9780811828048
ISBN10 0811828042

SKU# 9780811828048

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This is the first book to reveal the eccentric treasure trove of commercial, civic, and domestic architecture that makes Palm Springs a true oasis of progressive design. Not merely regarded as a Hollywood playground, golf enclave, or retirement mecca, Pal...
Palm Springs Weekend


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Palm Springs Weekend

This is the first book to reveal the eccentric treasure trove of commercial, civic, and domestic architecture that makes Palm Springs a true oasis of progressive design. Not merely regarded as a Hollywood playground, golf enclave, or retirement mecca, Palm Springs is also a bastion of idiosyncratic modernism that is unparalleled in the world. Creating stunning homes and an impressive array of other buildings in the middle of the desert, such masters as Albert Frey, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, R. M. Schindler, Donald Wexler, and Lloyd Wright exercised their creative potential there. Palm Springs Weekend explores everything from the grandiose, such as Neutra's Kaufmann house, to the more humble features of the city--motels, trailer homes, and the ubiquitous metal and concrete sunscreens that shade them. Filled with hundreds of archival and contemporary photographs, elevations, and vintage ephemera, Palm Springs Weekend reveals an inimitable city where modern design, Hollywood glamour, and the desolate drama of the desert coalesce.

 

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10-3/4 x 9-3/8 in; 180 pp;
260 color and b/w images
Hardcover
February 2001
ISBN 9780811828048
ISBN10 0811828042

Alan Hess is architecture critic of the San Jose Mercury News and the author of numerous books, including Palm Springs Weekend (0-8118-2804-2) and Rancho Deluxe (0-8118-2420-9). He divides his time between Northern California and Michigan.

Andrew Danish an art director and designer, and principal of Danish Modern. He lives in Oakland, California.