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"Palm Springs Modern": A Look Back In Time To 1999

Palm Springs Modern (Rizzoli, 1999) was the first book to explore the extraordinary midcentury modern residential architecture in Palm Springs, and it celebrates its 25th anniversary in print this year.

$18 (1 hr)

Category: Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, Annenberg Theater

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Step back with us in time to the 1990s when a handful of location scouts, magazine editors and the design-curious arrived in Palm Springs, all drawn by a siren call emanating from a dusty, neglected town with great bones.

Join author Adele Cygelman and photographer David Glomb as they retrace their steps to 1996–98 when they set out to document the best examples of residential Desert Modernism. Hear about their conversations with Albert Frey, E. Stewart Williams and Donald Wexler as well as their encounters with Ambassador and Mrs. Walter Annenberg, Max Palevsky, Marjorie Edris, Luella Maslon, Bill and Clara Burgess and other original homeowners during this pivotal period in Palm Springs, when its midcentury gems were being rediscovered.

Their resulting book Palm Springs Modern was groundbreaking. It became an instant best-seller and, 25 years after its publication, is still in print, a remarkable achievement for a book that changed many people’s lives.

Adele Cygelman is a longtime magazine editor (Architectural Digest, Robb Report) and the author of Palm Springs Modern (Rizzoli, 1999/Rizzoli Classics, 2015) and Arthur Elrod: Desert Modern Design (Gibbs Smith, 2019). David Glomb is a longtime photographer whose work has appeared in numerous shelter magazines as well as Palm Springs Modern, California Splendor and Adobe Houses.


Things to Know
This event is for 
12 and older.
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office, adjacent to the Palm Springs Art Museum's North Parking Lot.
Ample free public parking is available 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
Annenberg Theater
Palm Springs Art Museum
101 N Museum Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits:  David Glomb

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