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Publication Date: 2015-02-11

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Palm Springs Modernism on Display

We love Palm Springs, and there are a couple of great events this month to showcase this great desert city. As Palm Springs Modernism Week is nearly upon us (February 12 - 22, 2015), the unique style of this iconic city will once again come into the public eye. As a premier locale for one of the largest concentrations of mid-century modernist architecture, Palm Springs can be described as a "living museum." Modernism Week, in its tenth year, is an annual event that highlights excellence in architecture, art, furniture, fashion and culture throughout the city.

In conjunction, photographer James Schnepf has been working on The Palm Springs Project for the past five years. Who designed that house, and who lives in it now? Schnepf collects more than 50 local modernists: the iconic modernist architects along with today's pioneers in the field, along with artists and other locals that make up what he calls the new "Palm Springs Renaissance". The photographs are vivid and certainly do justice to such a special place. The Palm Springs Modern Living book comes out next month (click here to link to pre-order).

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