Desert Utopia : Mid-Century Architecture in Palm Springs

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Desert Utopia: Mid-Century Architecture in Palm Springs

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Desert Utopia : Mid-Century Architecture in Palm Springs

Release Date: January 01, 2010

Year    :   2010
Slogan    :   «Desert Utopia: Mid-Century Architecture in Palm Springs»
Genres    :   Documentary, History
Production Companies    :   Design Onscreen
Director    :   Jake Gorst
Producers    :   David Shearer, Jill A. Wiltse, H. Kirk Brown III
Writers    :   Jake Gorst
RunTime    :   52 mins.

Southern California’s Coachella Valley, including the communities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs, boasts hundreds of extraordinary midcentury modern homes, public buildings and commercial structures. Modern designers such as William F. Cody, Albert Frey, William Krisel, John Lautner, Richard Neutra, R.M. Schindler, Donald Wexler, E. Stewart Williams left their collective mark on this desert paradise. Desert Utopia: Mid-Century Architecture in Palm Springs traces the history of modern architecture in Palm Springs from the first bold forays into modernist design to the preservation challenges facing the region today. Director Jake Gorst’s film features rare archival images and footage as well as interviews with historians, homeowners and the architects who helped create this mecca of modernism.


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