The mention of Palm Springs usually evokes notions of Hollywood glamour and leisure. But there is another side to Palm Springs that serves as a powerful locus of interest to the reemerging purveyors of modernist design and architecture. Palm Springs is where Bauhaus architect and Le Corbusier compatriot Albert Frey built signature homes, office buildings, and the City Hall. Some of the legendary Case Study Houses of the 40s reside here. Stars like Bob Hope and Elvis Presley had custom homes in the modernist style. Palm Springs Vernacular is where postwar design, Hollywood glamour, and the drama of the desert coalesce, with a thorough historical and architectural historical overview by Alan Hess and copious vintage and contemporary illustrations.
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Descrizione libro Chronicle Books, 2001. Condizione libro: New. 180 pp., Hardcover, NEW in a NEW dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria ZB1041731
Descrizione libro Chronicle Books, 2001. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0811828042
Descrizione libro Chronicle Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0811828042
Descrizione libro Chronicle Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110811828042