There was a treat this weekend in Palm Springs — the Modernism Week double-decker bus tour. It was extensive, 3 hours and went all over town. We love architecture so how could we not love the tour, but it was about more than modernism, it was also the history of Palm Springs, its celebrities and other architectural styles popular here through the decades. There was something for everyone.
The tour was a great tease for Modernism Week, Feb. 16-26, 2012, check out their website — lots of events are already listed and you can reserve your tickets now.
From William F. Cody, Albert Frey, E. Stewart Williams to William Krisel and Richard Neutra to A. Quincy Jones — are you swooning yet? — to Paul R. Williams, Donald Wexler and John Lautner — how much more can you pack into 3 hours.
There was more, all the rest of the architectural styles here from: adobe-brick cottages; Spanish-Colonial revival; Monterey-style ranches; eclectic Moorish-style; to condo and golf communities.
So plan for February, don’t miss it!!!
Bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a bottle of water. Don’t worry there’s a rest stop.
If you are interested in art, architecture and architectural preservation check out these local organizations.