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Palm Springs Modernism Week highlights mid-century architecture




Front courtyard of the Palm Springs
Front courtyard of the Palm Springs "Glass House" by William F. Cody, 1967. Another modernist landmark beautifully renovated by its current owner. 
Edward Lifson
Front courtyard of the Palm Springs
Front courtyard of the Palm Springs "Glass House" by William F. Cody, 1967.  
Edward Lifson
Front courtyard of the Palm Springs
Panoramic view of the front courtyard of the Palm Springs "Glass House" by William F. Cody, 1967. Another modernist landmark beautifully renovated by its current owner. 
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Front courtyard of the Palm Springs
Panoramic landscape seen from the living room of the Palm Springs "Glass House" by William F. Cody, 1967.
Edward Lifson
Front courtyard of the Palm Springs
Landscape seen from the living room of the Palm Springs "Glass House" by William F. Cody, 1967.  
Edward Lifson
Front courtyard of the Palm Springs
The Coachella Valley Savings and Loan #2, a landmark of mid-century architecture. Designed by E. Stewart Williams in 1960, the building is now occupied by Chase Bank. 
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Front courtyard of the Palm Springs
Architect WIlliam Krisel who designed many tract houses in Palm Springs, in town for Modernism Week, sitting in the living room of the Menrad Residence by Palmer and Krisel, 1956-57 
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Front courtyard of the Palm Springs
Exterior of the Menrad Residence by Palmer and Krisel, 1956-57, lovingly restored, with new landscape. Seen on the Iconic Home Tour, organized for Modernism Week by the Palm Springs Modern Committee
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Front courtyard of the Palm Springs
Master bedroom and courtyard at the Menrad Residence by Palmer and Krisel, 1956-57 
Edward Lifson
Front courtyard of the Palm Springs
Larger than life Marilyn Monroe. "Forever Marilyn" - a 26 foot tall sculpture created by artist J. Seward Johnson. Marilyn often visited Palm Springs. The statue will be displayed until June 2013.
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Front courtyard of the Palm Springs
At the soon to be event space at the Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs
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This week, fans of mid-century modern design and architecture are gathering in Palm Springs for that city's annual Modernism Week. Modernism Week actually lasts 11 days and began last weekend. Culture critic Edward Lifson joins the show with more.