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The Home of Spartacus

Don’t miss a rare opportunity to peek inside one of Palm Springs’ most famed celebrity digs — the Kirk Douglas House — during Modernism Week Fall Preview.

Lydia Kremer Modernism, Real Estate Sponsored Content, The Guide

Joel Douglas remembers the gate behind his parents’ home in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs. It connected to the home of Dinah Shore. “It was a terrific place to live; we had so many friends who were neighbors — Dean Martin, Sidney Sheldon lived next door, and Dinah Shore’s house was behind us,” Douglas says. “We had

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Step Back to 1964

A new Modernism Week Fall Preview event celebrates a cul-de-sac of Krisel homes, plus vintage cars.

Lydia Kremer Modernism

Modernism Week is all about nostalgia, so it’s no surprise that one of its new counterpart events during Modernism Week Fall Preview in October aims to take its audience back to 1964. Newly expanded this year, Fall Preview offers four days of teaser events (Oct. 19-22) to whet the modernist appetite before the 11-day international architectural festival hits town in

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Nearly 100,000 Attend Modernism Week 2017

Modernism Show & Sale also enjoys attendance increase from last year.

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Attendance at February’s Modernism Week increased by 25 percent over a year ago with an estimated 97,000 attendees, according to event officials. Celebrating midcentury modern design, architecture, art, and culture in Palm Springs, the 11-day festival generated an estimated $35.5 million in revenue for area hotels, shops, restaurants, and other local businesses from Palm Springs to Indian Wells and beyond. In addition, $1.3 million of the


House of Tomorrow

Modernism Week tour helps raise funds to restore George Fred Keck’s design from the early 1930s.

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The Chicago connection is alive and well in Greater Palm Springs. A Modernism Week tour of two midcentury homes will help fundraise the restoration of the House of Tomorrow, which was designed by George Fred Keck and constructed for the 1933-34 Century of Progress World’s Fair in Chicago. The restoration is a partnership between the National Trust for Historic Preservation

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Architectural Match

Ned Sawyer's favorite styles of architecture turned out to be exactly what Al Beadle designed. Their 35-year work history came into play in bringing one of his late friend's designs alive at Chino Canyon Project.

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Ned Sawyer carried very specific ideas when it came to what styles of architecture he favored. “There are three houses that describe my aesthetic,” Sawyer recalls a conversation from his freshman year in the 1960s at Arizona State University in Tempe. “A steel house over a wash, a triad that is similar, and another that I don’t know why I

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Modernism Forms Youthful Roots

St. Theresa School students in Palm Springs share their architectural enthusiasm through models, art, and glazed tiles.

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Students at St. Theresa School in Palm Springs recognize they are part of the city’s rich architectural history. Each year, students make the city’s architectural heritage come alive through artful interpretations of famous architectural buildings and homes in Palm Springs. They will be on display during a free event open to the public from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 21 and Feb,.

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Spotlight on Midcentury

"Modern on the Market" spotlights midcentury architecture that defines the Greater Palm Springs real estate market with an Open House weekend of homes.

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“Modern on the Market,” set for Feb. 18-19, puts the spotlight on midcentury architecture that defines the Greater Palm Springs real estate market with an Open House weekend of homes. Open house hours are 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Feb. 18 in Palm Springs, and noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 19 in Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and La

Palm Springs Modernists Exhibition

Growing Up Midcentury

Three artists raised in Palm Springs discuss the influence of midcentury architecture on their artworks.

Julie Pendray Arts & Entertainment, Modernism

Rock ’n’ roll album covers and fantastical scenes with photorealistic people. Photographic impressions of the stark isolation of abandoned drive-in movie theaters amid tumbleweeds. Canvases of serene hues of desert canyons before dusk. What do they have in common? They are the work of three very different internationally acclaimed Palm Springs artists who will unite to pay homage to their

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Palm Springs Receives Special Valentine

The historic 1931 Aluminaire house will arrive in Palm Springs Feb. 14, just in time for Modernism Week.

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Palm Springs will receive a special Valentine Feb. 14 when the historic 1931 Aluminaire house arrives, just in time for Modernism Week 2017. The free arrival celebration will take place at 10 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Palm Springs Visitors Center, formerly the 1965 Tramway Gas Station designed by the same architect of the Aluminaire House, Albert Frey. Showcased will be the container in which Aluminaire was

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Screen Saver

Taking inspiration from acclaimed modernists such as Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe, architect James Cioffi has designed a unique, custom home in the hills above Palm Springs.

Lawrence Karol Modernism, Real Estate

Local builders and architects face a conundrum that’s found in all warm weather climates: How to provide homeowners with relief from the sun while preserving an open, indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Screen House 1, designed by local architect James Cioffi, not only solves this problem, it does so in a decidedly, elegant manner. The home — the first in a planned series