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Modernism Week Fall Preview Adds Fourth Day

"Mini-Modernism Week" will feature more than 40 events, including tours, talks, and parties.

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Tickets are on sale online for Modernism Week’s Fall Preview, scheduled for Oct. 19-22, by visiting modernismweek.com. The Fall Preview has expanded into a four-day long “mini-Modernism Week” and will feature more than 40 events, including tours, talks, and parties in unique locations not regularly open to the public. It also includes the popular Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale

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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

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Ready for Their Close-up

Chino Canyon Project in Palm Springs brings modern architecture, design, and sustainability to light during Modernism Week.

Erin Peters Modernism, Real Estate

O’Donnell will speak about his ethos Feb. 26 in relation to his latest project, “O2 House,” which will make its public debut during Modernism Week starting Feb. 16. Located at the Desert Palisades Project in Chino Canyon, O’Donnell’s creation embodies how modern, sustainable homes located in challenging hillside conditions can create lasting mirco-ecologues, habitats, and sustainable water and energy balances.

Al Beadle

Meet The Beadle!

A Midcentury Master Finally Finds His Way to Palm Springs.

Pilar Viladas Modernism

Based in Phoenix, Beadle (1927-1998) gained fame in Arizona for houses, commercial structures such as the IBEW Building, and apartment buildings like the Executive Towers, all of which translated the rigorous, steel-and-glass vocabulary of modern masters like Mies van der Rohe into a warmer, more relaxed — but no less elegant — desert idiom. Beadle’s 1963 Triad Apartments, a clean-lined

The Monkey Tree Hotel

Full Circle

The Monkey Tree Hotel, designed in 1960 by architect Albert Frey, has a rich history whose legacy has been preserved and updated for the 21st century.

Lawrence Karol Hotels & Resorts, Modernism

When The Monkey Tree Hotel opened back in 1960, its original rack rate card was designed with the classic midcentury color combination of yellow and teal. Coincidentally, that exact color scheme played a prominent role in the renovation undertaken in 2016 by the property’s current owners, Gary and Kathy Friedle. The pool area has yellow umbrellas and the existing furniture

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Modernism South of the Border

Modernism Week highlights Mexico City’s midcentury modernism heritage to preview upcoming April trip.

Lydia Kremer Modernism

While Mexico City is the oldest capital in the Americas (founded in 1325), it’s the period between the 1940s and late 1960s that most intrigues Modernism Week event organizers. On the heels of Modernism Week’s successful featured tour to Cuba last year, organizers are gearing up for the next architectural sojourn — this time to Mexico City in April. The

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A Billionaire’s Paradise

Howard Hughes' estate in the Araby neighborhood of South Palm Springs is on the market for the first time in over 40 years.

Lawrence Karol Modernism, Real Estate

The billionaire business mogul and aviator Howard Hughes was a notorious recluse so he no doubt treasured the secluded location of his Palm Springs home on Rim Road near the Bob Hope and Elrod houses. Hughes was the third resident of the property and owned it until his death in 1976 when it was purchased from his estate by one

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Incredible Hulks

The Coachella Valley’s version of Brutalism emerges from the shadow of midcentury modern.

Lawrence Karol Modernism

Palm Springs may have become synonymous with the midcentury modern era, but the 
preservation of representatives from another architectural period from the recent past is 
moving into public consciousness: the long ignored and often derided Brutalism. 
Its signature concrete structures were inexpensive and functional, and many people saw them as hulking and unattractive, whether they took shape as schools, banks,