Modernism is a philosophical movement that arose from transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the factors that shaped modernism were industrialization and the rapid growth of cities.

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To Live and Build in Palm Springs
We were recently in Palm Springs soaking up the sun and the majesty of the town's mid-century design.
Palm Springs, California
In Palm Springs, California, “mid-century modern” connotes more than just Eames chairs and glass walls; it also hints at...
New Restaurant Brings Palm Springs Modernism and NYC Deli Style to...Berlin?
In hip Kreuzberg, a new restaurant combines the hues of David Hockney with a Jewish gangster's legacy.
A Celebrated Palm Springs Hotel Asks $1.8M
The five-unit complex, thoroughly restored five years ago, combines midcentury looks with contemporary comfort.
Palm Springs Modern: Uptown Shopping District
For the past three years, thousands of architecture and design enthusiasts from around the world have flocked to Palm Springs for...
8 Midcentury-Modern Vacation Homes You Can Rent in Palm Springs
Escaping to Palm Springs can feel like taking a trip back in time to the 1960s—and these vacation rentals will complete that...
8 Iconic Houses in Palm Springs, California
With its short distance from Los Angeles, Palm Springs is a popular locale for those looking to escape the urban sprawl for a...
Here's Palm Springs In All Its Nighttime Glory
Inspiration can strike anywhere, at any time.
Palm Springs Modern: Wexler Steel Houses
Architect Donald Wexler was thinking prefab long before prefab was popular.
A Donald Wexler-Designed Midcentury Home in Palm Springs Asks $599K
This Casablanca floor plan model, designed by the architect who shaped Palm Springs, is a classic example of desert modernism.
One Canadian Family Beats the Cold by Escaping to Palm Springs
Renowned for its iconic midcentury architecture and legendary celebrity habitués—Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Bob Hope, and...
Transformers of the Modern House: Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi at the Palm Springs Art Museum
An exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum presents a refreshing look at the modern home through the lens of Italian-Brazilian...
Dwell x Turkel Design: Breaking Ground in Palm Springs
Drawing from the city’s heritage of midcentury modernism, the Dwell Prefab Palm Springs by Turkel Design embodies California’s...
An Energy-Efficient Hybrid Prefab Keeps Cool in the Palm Springs Desert
Drawing from the laws of nature, an architect devises a way to beat the heat in the California desert.
This Palm Springs Hotel is Filled with Vintage Midcentury Modern Finds
With an extensive renovation, a 1960 Albert Frey hotel gets an age-appropriate facelift with lots of vintage appeal.
The Opulent Modernism of Platner
For Warren Platner, whose modernist pedigree would make any contemporary designer squeal, design was all about the right groovy...
Destination of the Week: São Paulo
To call São Paulo—the largest city in Brazil and one of the largest in the world—overwhelming is an understatement.
Cocktail Hour in Borrego Springs
In our September issue, we visited the Borrego Springs, California, home of Doug and Stacey Chapman Paton.
The Design Week Movement
If a movement can be defined as a moment when people across time zones and borders act simultaneously on the same idea, then the...

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