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Collection by Zachary Edelson

A New Book Documents the Rarely-Seen Midcentury Modern Gems of Palm Springs

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Made for casual design enthusiasts and Palm Springs connoisseurs alike, Unseen Midcentury Desert Modern offers a peek into 51 buildings—some not open to the public—in that Southern California mecca of modernism. Begun in 2008 by photographer Dan Chavkin, the book is set for release this February 9th and will be available on Amazon and at multiple venues of Modernism Week in Palm Springs, February 11 - 21. Here we preview some of its images.

Each project comes with an introductory paragraph that provides basic details such as name, location, year, and...
The 1956 all-white La Casa di Ucello Bianca, designed by an unkown architect, was carefully restored by its current...
The kitchen of the La Casa di Ucello Bianca.
Also in La Casa di Ucello Bianca, sunlight from a clerestory reflects off white ceilings to illuminate richly hued...
This 1955 home designed by William F. Cody belongs to the curators and owners of the Malamut Vintage Auto Museum; the...
Kings Point—located at the Indians Canyon Golf Resort—is home to 44 condominiums designed by Dan Palmer and William...
The 1956 LeBaron-Moruzzi Residence by Sam Pascal features all-white interiors with vibrant yellow accents, as seen with...
Its living room features an Eames LCW, Bertoia Barstools, and Eames Tandem Shell Seats.
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