Sunday, October 09, 2011

Modernism Week: 2011a

FEBRUARY 16 - 26, 2012

These are the official dates...
but this week they are giving a special tour on their
double decker buses for $75.
Wanna go. ; )

October 2011 Double Decker Bus Architectural Tours

To celebrate the Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighborhoods of the Modern Movement's (, National Tour Day on October 8 and 9, 2011,PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM WEEK is pleased to offer its most popular event, the Modernism Double Decker Bus Architectural Tour, a fun, open-air, double decker bus tour of Palm Springs' notable mid-century modern architecture.

The tour is conducted by a guide who is knowledgeable about the local renowned modernist architects and their striking architecture, as well as Palm Springs' fascinating 90-year history as a glamorous destination and celebrity outpost. The three-hour bus tour focuses on the exteriors of dozens of residential homes and commercial mid-century modern buildings throughout Palm Springs. Participants will learn the history of Palm Springs' architecture and the celebrated architects that put modernism on the map. As ground zero for mid-century modern architecture, and with the world's largest concentration of mid-century modern architecture, participants will see why Palm Springs draws modernism aficionados from around the world.

As a bonus, participants will receive free admission to the architecturally-significant Palm Springs Art Museum, designed by the late modernist architect E. Stewart Williams, a 10% discount from the Museum's gift shop, a complimentary booklet on Class 1 Historic Sites of Palm Springs produced by the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, and a tour map of modern architecture in Palm Springs from the Palm Springs Modern Committee.
Registration will take place at Just Fabulous Bookstore, 515 N. Palm Canyon (corner of Alejo) and will begin 30 minutes before departure time.

A two minute tour of all of the wonderful and exciting
events for this year.
Check it out.  Such fab stuff!!

                 "Time Tells...  
Vince Michael on history, preservation, planning and more"

                                            Some pictures from the blog (above) of a gentleman 
who went last year

 He has great descriptions of the homes and events.
Here are some of his pics....

Hey, let's all go, k?
Let me know who's in!
We could try to win the lotto before
we take off.  ; )

In my fantasy perfect world,
it wouldn't be money that determined which house 
you lived in....
just taste.  

Love to all you
Have a fabulous week.
xoxoxo d

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