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The Debate Goes On: Modern vs. Postmodern and the Architecture of Charles W. Moore

It's a long standing debate; Modern vs. Postmodern Architecture, and one of the strongest voices in this discussion was Charles W. Moore. Learn more and hear all sides. $25 (1.5 hrs)

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It is a long standing debate; Modern vs. Postmodern Architecture, and one of the strongest voices in this discussion was Charles W. Moore. Professor of Architecture Martin Schwartz from Lawrence Technological University will speak about the battle that was raging in architectural circles from the 1960s to the 1980s over modern vs. post-modern architecture, and how those debates and buildings are influencing 21st century architecture. Prof. Schwartz worked for and is currently writing a book about the renowned architect Charles W. Moore, one of the major proponents of what has come to be called post-modernism. He will examine Mr. Moore’s built work, ideas, and legacy (including his most famous work at Sea Ranch). So no matter what side of this debate you’re on, we hope you will come and be a part of the conversation!

Martin Schwartz is an architect, teacher, and writer with a special interest in daylight and architecture. His enthusiasm for daylight began during his graduate studies at UCLA with the noted American architect, Charles W. Moore, who was an advocate of a more inclusive approach to design and who spoke frequently about the uses of light and water in architecture. Martin has written numerous articles and books on the subject of daylight and other architectural and urban design issues. Martin’s blog and other writings may be found at his new website,

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.


This event qualifies for AIA CES Learning Units. 


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 Smoking.
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.
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

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Photo Credits: Provided by Prof. Martin Schwartz, Friends of the Palm Springs Library


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