A taste of the Modernism Show

Los Angeles Times - - HOME & DESIGN - By Lisa Boone lisa.boone@la­times.com

Soaked in sun and blessed with fab­u­lous Mid­cen­tury Mod­ern ar­chi­tec­ture, Palm Springs wooed more than 90,000 vis­i­tors to its an­nual Modernism Show in Fe­bru­ary.

Not ev­ery­one can make it to the desert in the spring, though, which is why the preser­va­tion group hosts a Modernism Week Fall Pre­view in Oc­to­ber.

This year’s Modernism Week Fall Pre­view is be­ing held Oct. 19-22, fea­tur­ing much of what you’ll find in the spring: the pop­u­lar Modernism Show & Sale, neigh­bor­hood walk­ing tours, dou­ble decker ar­chi­tec­tural bus tours and evening cock­tail par­ties.

“The Fall Pre­view is a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity for at­ten­dees to get a taste of what our 11-day fes­ti­val in Fe­bru­ary will of­fer,” said Lisa Vossler Smith, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of Modernism Week, in a state­ment. “This fun, four-day event of­fers en­ter­tain­ing tours, lec­tures, iconic ar­chi­tec­ture and par­ties sim­i­lar to the up­com­ing 2018 fes­ti­val.”

New pro­gram­ming this fall in­cludes a “Cul-de-Sac Ex­pe­ri­ence” at Canyon View Es­tates, tours of the re­cently re­stored Don­ald Wexler-de­signed Kirk Dou­glas res­i­dence, a cock­tail party at the William Kriselde­signed “House of To­mor­row” or “Elvis’ Hon­ey­moon Hide­away,” and a rare op­por­tu­nity to view the his­toric Ca­vanagh Adobe, one of the old­est sur­viv­ing homes in the Coachella Val­ley.

Pho­to­graphs from Modernism Week

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A “CUL-DESAC EX­PE­RI­ENCE” awaits at Canyon View Es­tates in Palm Springs as part of the Modernism Week Fall Pre­view in Oc­to­ber. Vis­i­tors will find vin­tage mid­cen­tury cars in the drive­ways and pe­riod room decor in the homes.

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