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Architecture of the modern desert

Architecture exhibiting Desert Modernism in Palm Springs.
Architecture exhibiting Desert Modernism in Palm Springs. Contributed

IN the mid-20th century, Hollywood's glitterati were drawn by Palm Springs' year-round sunshine and ruggedly beautiful landscape.

They engaged notable architects to design elegant yet informal homes that fused with the landscape, creating a style that became known as Desert Modernism.

The annual Modernism Week is a mixture of education and entertainment tinged with the glamour of the city's halcyon days.

It includes a Modernism Show, films, design lectures, swanky parties, art exhibitions, nostalgic music events and retro fashion shows. Double-decker bus tours of mid-century architecture happen daily, and there'll be a home tour of Palm Springs' most glamorous celebrity homes.

Modernisn Week is February 17-27 in Palm Springs, USA.

For information see modernismweek.com.


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