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Modernism After Postmodernism: Preserving the Past, Designing the Future

In a lively and thought-provoking presentation, design historian Judith Gura will recall Postmodernism’s origins and its current revival. $10 (1 hr)


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Midcentury modern design shaped the way we lived, especially in California, for much of the late 20th century. But in the 1980s, Postmodernism shook up the design establishment with transgressive forms, clashing patterns, and controversy, leaving in its wake a new respect for history and the belief that good design could be unconventional, colorful, and fun. In a lively and thought-provoking presentation, design historian Judith Gura will recall Postmodernism’s origins and its current revival, showing how designers today are finding inspiration in the tradition-flouting ideas of the postmodernists to help preserve the past, respect the present and plan for the future. 

Judith Gura has written eight books about design and furnishings, including Postmodernism Design Complete, listed by The New York Times as one of the best art books of the year, Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York (co-author), Design After Modernism: Furniture and Interiors, 1970-2010Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture: Designs for the 21st Century and Guide to Period Styles for Interiors. A graduate of Cornell University, she has a Master of Arts in the History of Design and the Decorative Arts from the Bard Graduate Center. She is on the faculty of The New York School of Interior Design, has taught at Pratt Institute and FIT and writes and lectures frequently about 20th century design and decorative arts. 

A book signing will immediately follow the presentation.

$10

Things to Know

A book signing will immediately follow the presentation.
This event is for all ages.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.

 

Event Check-in Location

Modernism Week CAMP Theater, 230 Museum Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Photo Credits: Big Sur by Peter Shire for Memphis, Courtesy Memphis-Milano., Martine Bedin lamp, Courtesy Rago Arts., Michael Graves vanity, Courtesy Rago Arts., Peter Shire for Memphis, Courtesy Sotheby’s., Robert Venturi chair for Knoll, Courtesy Rago Arts., Royal by Nathalie Du Pasquire for Memphis, Courtesy Memphis-Milano.

 

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