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Palm Springs Modern

Author : Adèle Cygelman
ISBN : UCSD:31822027762996
Genre : Architecture
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Examines the impact architects and designers have had on Palm Springs

William Krisel S Palm Springs

Author : Heidi Creighton
ISBN : 1423642325
Genre : Architect-designed houses
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This first major monograph chronicling the work and architectural philosophy of William Krisel features examples and insights from Krisel’s own papers, culled from his personal collection as well as the extensive archives of the Getty Research Institute. Krisel’s architectural drawings and renderings, as well as many archival photographs, highlight examples of his custom homes, mass-produced housing, recreational facilities, and commercial projects in Palm Springs and rest of the Coachella Valley.

Trousdale Estates

Author : Steven M. Price
ISBN : 9781941393970
Genre : Architecture
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Filled with beautiful, vivid photographs, Trousdale is the definitive history of the architecture and design that defined both Beverly Hills and the ultimate American Dream. Trousdale Estates is a 410-acre enclave of large, luxurious homes in Beverly Hills, California. Primarily developed in the 1950s and ’60s, it quickly became famous for its concentration of celebrity residents and the unrestrained extravagance of its midcentury modern architecture. Often working with unlimited budgets, these designers created sprawling, elegant backdrops for the ultimate expression of the American Dream in the mid-to-late twentieth century. In Trousdale, Price explores the architectural backgrounds, details, and floor plans of the amazing homes, giving readers an inside view of the world-famous Beverly Hills style. Lavish new photography is interspersed with archival and historic images, illustrating the glamour of Trousdale both then and now. Some of the architects of Trousdale include Lloyd Wright, Wallace Neff, Paul R. Williams, Harold Levitt, and A. Quincy Jones.

Forgotten Modern

Author : Alan Hess
ISBN : 1586858580
Genre : Architecture
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In this collection of modern variations on minimalism and organic architecture, Hess and Weintraub reveal the work of the innovative architects in California from the 1930s to the 1970s, including Millard Sheets and Jack Hillmer.

Sunnylands

Author : David Gilson De Long
ISBN : 0812241614
Genre : Architecture
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Sunnylands, the Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage, California, is one of America's great estates. This richly illustrated book chronicles its extensive history, and individual essays by distinguished specialists document each major collection and the home's significance as an example of California midcentury modernist architecture.

Palm Springs Paradise

Author : Peter Moruzzi
ISBN : 142363991X
Genre : Architecture
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This book collects more than two hundred fascinating and rarely seen historical photographs of Palm Springs, newly digitized from the Palm Springs Historical Society's expansive archive. Featured are many Hollywood celebrities, including Sinatra and the Rat Pack, who vacationed there, the early days of the desert paradise, various architectural masterworks, such as the fabulous El Mirador Hotel and the extraordinary, outrageous, and irreverent people of Palm Springs.

Norcalmod

Author : Pierluigi Serraino
ISBN : 081184353X
Genre : Architecture
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Complemented by more than three hundred full-color and black-and-white photographs, a visual history of modernist architecture in Northern California showcases outstanding examples of the style throughout the Bay Area and its environs, including works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Lewis Mumford, Walter Gropius, and other notable architects. 12,500 first printing.

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