California’s Modern architecture is even more extraordinary than we have realized. A wave of recent architectural histories reveals that the state can boast even more great architects beyond well-known figures like Neutra, Schindler, the Eameses, and Gehry. As author of twenty architectural histories himself, architect and historian Alan Hess reviews some of these books and introduces us to unheralded architects, a surprising range of innovations, and hidden creative trends that tell an exciting new story about the Golden State’s enormous contributions to Modern architecture. Mr. Hess is a nationally recognized architect, author, historian and critic whose 19 books have included Palm Springs Weekend: The Architecture and Design of a Midcentury Oasis and Julius Shulman: Palm Springs. He has been responsible for qualifying several landmark buildings for the National Register of Historic Places, including the oldest operating McDonalds and the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale. He writes a very informative architectural blog as well as being the architecture critic for the San Jose Mercury News. This lecture is presented by and proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Palm Springs Library.
The Friends of the Palm Springs Library is a non-profit organization established in 1971 that supports the Library through grants for specific events and equipment, and builds awareness within the community for the Library and its functions.
Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.
Check-in will begin 30 min. prior inside the Library, no earlier admittance.
No pets allowed.
No food and only covered drinks will be allowed inside the library.
Parking is available in the library parking lot and on the nearby street, self-parking.
Photography is permitted for personal use only.
Please comply with all posted signage and restrictions.
Handicap parking available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Friends of the Palm Springs Library.
Event Check-in Location
Palm Springs Public Library, 300 S. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: Provided by Alan Hess, Friends of the Palm Springs Library
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