Take Two for February 21, 2013

Palm Springs Modernism Week highlights mid-century architecture

Palm Springs Modernism Week

Edward Lifson

Front courtyard of the Palm Springs "Glass House" by William F. Cody, 1967. Another modernist landmark beautifully renovated by its current owner. 

Palm Springs Modernism Week

Edward Lifson

Front courtyard of the Palm Springs "Glass House" by William F. Cody, 1967.  

Palm Springs Modernism Week

Edward Lifson

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. 

Palm Springs Modernism Week

Edward Lifson

Panoramic landscape seen from the living room of the Palm Springs "Glass House" by William F. Cody, 1967.

Palm Springs Modernism Week

Edward Lifson

Landscape seen from the living room of the Palm Springs "Glass House" by William F. Cody, 1967.  

Palm Springs Modernism Week

Edward Lifson

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. 

Palm Springs Modernism Week

Edward Lifson

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 

Palm Springs Modernism Week

Edward Lifson

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

Palm Springs Modernism Week

Edward Lifson

Master bedroom and courtyard at the Menrad Residence by Palmer and Krisel, 1956-57 

Palm Springs Modernism Week

Edward Lifson

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.

Palm Springs Modernism Week

Edward Lifson

At the soon to be event space at the Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs


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. 


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