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FILM: William Krisel, Architect - Remastered Film, Hosted by Director Jake Gorst

The world premiere of William Krisel, Architect screened at Modernism Week 2010. This will be the first public showing of the remastered film, created for this event. Filmmaker Jake Gorst will host.

$12 (2 hrs)

Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Film, Presentation, Talk

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Full Details
William Krisel, Architect had its world premiere on Valentine's Day, during Modernism Week 2010.  Specifically for this screening, Design Onscreen has remastered the original film and this will be the first public showing.  Filmmaker Jake Gorst will host and be on hand for Q+A following the screening.
This screening is one component of the Modernism Week content track acknowledging the 10th anniversary of the Twin Palms Neighborhood Organization. Twin Palms was the first Krisel-designed neighborhood in the desert and its motifs influence local architecture to this day.  The Twin Palms Neighborhood Organization wishes to acknowledge and thank H. Kirk Brown III and Jill A. Wiltse, founders of Design Onscreen, for creating and providing this remastered documentary for this celebration.
William Krisel, Architect (2010), directed by Jake Gorst, explores Krisel's life and work, including his early experiences in 1930s China, and his sustained career in truly innovative home design. This documentary blends a range of film sources, including historical footage of the architect at work, new interviews with scholars, and conversations with Krisel's colleagues, friends, and family.

Over the course of his sixty-year career, architect William Krisel brought modernism to the masses. In his post-and-beam style homes, Krisel integrated his distinctive geometric forms into the surrounding natural spaces of the California desert.During the 1950s, Krisel worked closely with builder Robert Alexander to develop homes that were reasonably priced, undeniably stylish, and remarkably practical.  They built thousands of mass-produced tract homes in Palm Springs—and throughout Southern California—and thus played a key role in establishing the desert modernism of the area. (87 min.)

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This event qualifies for 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit (LU).


Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.
Ample free public parking is available. Enter at Hyatt on Palm Canyon Drive or in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.

Event Check-in Location 
CAMP Theater, Hyatt Palm Springs, 285 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits: Design Onscreen © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10) William Krisel, AIA © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10) Photography - Darren Bradley Photography - James Schnepf

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