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Palm Springs Modernism Week Part 7

Today there will be lecture series include  design and architecture from Cuba and Australia! Wish I could make it to  Palm Springs Modernism Week. I really wanted to go today to see the lecture on Cuba. There is always next year. 
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Thursday February 24th Schedule 


If You've Got it, Flaunt it: The Braniff Collection


In the 1960's Braniff Airlines changed the face of modern air travel with some truly high-flying fashion. Join us for the first public viewing of a private uniform collection by designers, Terry Labus for Nardis, Halston and the wild colorful world of Emillio Pucci with space bubble helmets, hot pants and minis, We invite you to see what made the Braniff air hostesses the hottest trolley dollies in the sky!

Cost: $10 - unlimited tickets available
When: 9 am - 6 pm
Where: Riviera Palm Springs, 1600 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262



Architecture and Preservation Lecture Series: Australia Modern



Chris Osborne publisher of Brisbane Modern magazine, along with his Australian friends, will explore the untold story of mid 20th century Australian modernism through architecture and design. Investigating the connection with historic homes, heritage and preservation, using images of city, suburban and beach house architecture
www.brisbanemodern.com.au

Cost: $10 - unlimited seating available
When: 10:30 am
Where: Riviera Palm Springs, 1600 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262

Architecture and Preservation Lecture Series: Miami Beach


illustrated slide show & talk by co-authors Michael Kinerk & Dennis Wilhelm, Rediscovering Art Deco U.S.A. The speakers worked closely for 13 years with the late, great Barbara Baer Capitman, visionary and champion of The World's First 20th Century Historic District. Capitman founded Miami Design Preservation Leaguein 1976. The authors were charter members of MDPL. Their talk will highlight a series of wins and losses and the economic impact that historic preservation has had in the city.

Cost: $10 - unlimited seating available
When: 1 pm
Where: Riviera Palm Springs, 1600 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
Barbara Capitman and Matti Bower, courtesy Arva Moore Parks Miami the Magic City


The Architecture and Design Film Series in Partnership with Design Onscreen: Studio Gang Architects: Aqua Tower ANDHella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes

This double feature spotlights two films on the world’s brightest women designers. Studio Gang Architects, (2009, Tom Piper, 27 minutes) explores the design process of one of architecture’s newest rising stars --Jeanne Gang, creator of Chicago’s ground-breaking 82-story Aqua Tower building. Hella Jongerius, (2009, Amie Knox, 30 minutes) profiles one of the most innovative and creative designers working today. Dutch designer Hella Jongerius explores new visions for design, craft, art and technology in her products for everyday life.

Visit Design Onscreen, a non-profit foundation dedicated to producing, distributing and preserving high-quality films on architecture and design.

Cost: $10 - unlimited seating available
When: 2:30 pm
Where: Riviera Palm Springs, 1600 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262



Architecture and Preservation Lecture Series: Havana Before Castro



Before the Cuban Revolution, Havana was one of the most fabulous and exciting cities on earth. It was also one of the most Modern as talented local architects adapted modernist ideas to Cuba's unique topography and climate. Architectural historian Peter Moruzzi explores the astonishing result, dubbed Havana Modern, in a compelling slide talk based on his book "Havana Before Castro: When Cuba Was a Tropical Playground."

Cost: $10 - unlimited seating available
When: 3 pm
Where: Riviera Palm Springs, 1600 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262

Horizon Hotel Splendid Cocktail Hour Event

Join us for a Splendid Cocktail Hour Event highlighting the design of William F. Cody. Festivities include a silent auction for the Modernism Week Scholarship Fund, a Cody presentation and room tours. Appetizers and complimentary valet provided. See flyer for details.

Cost: Free, RSVP required: kimberly@thehorizonhotel.com
When: 3 - 5 pm
Where: The Horizon Hotel, 1050 E. Palm Canyon Dr.



Robert Doisneau revisited: 1960-2010



In 1960, Fortune magazine got the most parisian of the humanist photographers, Robert Doisneau, to make a story about Palm Springs. The just released book of his recently rediscovered pictures is the source of inspiration for Vladimir Visak, a cinematographer from the cultural European TV channel, ARTE, to revisit Palm Springs, 50 years after Doisneau. Come meet Vladimir Visak and see his reporting. Books for sale by Just Fabulous.

Cost: Free
When: 4:30 - 6 pm
Where: Riviera Palm Springs, 1600 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262

Curator’s Walk-through of Steel and Shade:
The Architecture of Donald Wexler

Join Curator of Architecture and Design Sidney Williams for a walk-through of the Donald Wexler architecture exhibition to view Wexler’s drawings, new and vintage photographs, a full-scale steel model and ten new models made by Cal Polytechnic University architecture students.

Cost: Free
When: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Where: 
Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive
, Palm Springs, CA 92262


Donald Wexler, architect, Palm Springs International Airport, rendering,1965,
photography Glen Wexler, 2003

The Architecture and Design Film Series in Partnership with Design Onscreen: Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio



Hale County, Alabama is home to some of America’s most impoverished people. It’s also home to Auburn University’s Rural Studio, one of the country’s most prolific and inspirational design-build architecture programs. Citizen Architect chronicles the late Samuel Mockbee - artist, architect, educator, and founder of the Rural Studio. Sam Douglas’ film, (2010, Director Sam Wainwright Douglas, 60 minutes) premiered at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival. Director Sam Douglas in-person for Q&A after the film!

Visit Design Onscreen, a non-profit foundation dedicated to producing, distributing and preserving high-quality films on architecture and design.

Cost: $10 - unlimited seating available
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Riviera Palm Springs, 1600 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262

Comments

The Tote Trove said…
Love those uniforms! Who wouldn't want to live in the wild, colorful world of Pucci?

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