7th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Week presents a dynamic modern movie series, with several premieres and Chair Architecture / Design with renowned speakers


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With over 80 entertainment and fun events during Modernism Week 2012 February 16-26, participants will need to enjoy a dizzying array of attractive possibilities. Modern fans in particular will see several premieres in the dynamic design of the Screen Modernism Film Series and hear numerous renowned speakers in the groundbreaking Architecture, Preservation and Design Lecture Series. Some of the highlights from each series follows, for the full schedule, visit: http://www.modernismweek.com

Architecture Series, Conservation and Design Conference features 19 compelling topics and passionate speakers. Here are just a few highlights:

Alexander Girard, when modern burst with color, pattern, primitive and POP
: Brad Dunning

Brad Dunning, a designer for working on architecturally significant properties, restorations and contemporary design is known. In addition to their own designs, has worked on homes by architects such as Richard Neutra, Wallace Neff, Quincy Jones, Albert Frey, John Lautner, and many others. He also writes about architecture and design for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, and was editor of architecture and design for GQ Magazine.

live, love and decorate?

Instructor: Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Star of Bravo TV

million U.S. decorators Martyn Lawrence Bullard U.S. dollars is an award-winning interior design for glamorous interiors for high profile and celebrity clientele known. His global visionary views luxury creates sanctuaries for stars like Cher, Elton John, Christina Aguilera, Eva Mendes and Sharon and Ozzie Osbourne.

California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a modern way?

Instructor: Wendy Kaplan

Wendy Kaplan was the department head and curator, Decorative Arts and Design, as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 2001. She is co-organizer of the exhibition California Design, 1930-1965:. Life in a modern way, which opened at LACMA in October 2011


Instructors: Paul and Peter Stamberg Aferiat

Aferiat Paul and Peter Stamberg discuss color theory, the history of color in architecture, why the color in architecture and how they disappeared with the color in his work. His firm Stamberg Aferiat Architecture was founded in 1989. Rizzoli International published a monograph on his work in 1997, which is currently being revised and expanded in 2012. Projects include Clifty Creek School, Columbus IN, supplements, Long Iceland, the Children’s Museum, Garden City, NY; Collection Sofa for Knoll International Salsa showroom, Badgley Mischka and offices and Scottsdale Saguaro hotel. They are currently working on The Saguaro Palm Springs and Gemini GEL @ Joni Moisant Weyl Gallery in New York.


+ Lunch

The White City: Tel Aviv and the Bauhaus?

Instructor: Volker M. Welter

Volker M. Welter is an architectural historian who has studied and worked in Germany, Scotland and England. He has received awards and grants from the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, received the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London / Yale University and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. His publications include Biopolis Patrick Geddes and the City of Life (MIT Press, 2002) and numerous articles in professional journals, including Israel studies. His latest book, Ernst L. Freud, Architect: The case of the modern bourgeois house, will be published in October 2011


Design on Screen Modernism Film Series

12 fascinating films 6 series and specials Release projections are some highlights:

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LEONE between lions by architect Zaha Hadid

2010, Director: Horst Brandenburg

winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 2004 and the Praemium Imperiale in 2009, English-Iraqi architect and designer

Zaha Hadid (born 1950) has been controversial. This film sheds light on a leading figure in deconstructivism and her visionary

achievements worldwide: the Museum of Contemporary Art MAXXI in Rome, CMA-CGM tower in Marseille, the Guangzhou Opera and a performing arts center in Abu Dhabi. It features commentary by Thomas Krens of the Guggenheim Foundation, the architect Patrick Schumacher, H photographer? L? Ne Binet, publisher Francesco Dal Co and stylist Karl Lagerfeld.

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EAMES: the architect and painter

2011, directed by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey

With director Jason Cohn in person

Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film about Charles and Ray Eames, since their deaths and the only film in their collaboration, their marriage and the Renaissance Center, created peeking into a dark warehouse in Venice California. Narrated by James Franco, the film is based on a collection of archival material, especially stunning films and photographs produced in overwhelming volume of Charles, Ray, and their office staff in the hyper-creative 40 years of the Eames. Family members and design historians help the story, but in interviews with young designers swept into the world of Eamery 24-7,

a fascinating and complex picture of this husband and wife team of really creative presents.

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2011, directed by Gary Hustwit,

Urbanized examines the design of cities and is the third part of Gary Hustwits design film trilogy, joining their previous successes, Helvetica and objectified. The documentary examines the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s leading architects, planners, politicians, builders and thinkers. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic participation, economic development and environmental policy are fast becoming universal concerns. Through a wide range of urban design projects around the world, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities.

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Milton Glaser: To inform and delight

2009, directed by Wendy Keys

For many, Milton Glaser is the personification of American graphic design. To inform and inspire: Best for New York magazine and co-founder of the current I-NY campaign is known, the remarkable breadth of Glaser artistic production in this documentary portrait, Milton Glaser is revealed. Newspapers and magazines for interior spaces, logos and brand identities, to his celebrated prints, drawings, posters and paintings, the documentary offers audiences a much richer appreciation for one of the great modern renaissance men. Artfully directed first time filmmaker Wendy Keys, the film glances into everyday moments of Glaser’s personal life captured and immense warmth, humanity and the infinite depth of his intelligence and creativity.

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2011, directed by Ben Loeterman

Once alone

, held almost from the American Institute of Architects, John Portman is now recognized as one of the most innovative and imitated architects ever. Over 45 years, Portman’s iconic urban statements and striking interiors have risen in 60 cities on four continents for views of the city in the United States, and define horizons in China and the rest of Asia again. The film captures Portman approach that evaluates an intimate portrait again and appreciates Portman’s work. Spectacular time-lapse video shows Portman buildings with sunlight bestoften moving and seizes their facades and spaces.

World Premiere Screening!
MODERN ARCHITECTURE Midcentury Long Iceland

2012, directed by Jake Gorst

reception with Director followin

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