Posts Tagged ‘Desert Modern’

RIP Julius Shulman, 1910 – 2009.

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Julius Shulman, the prominent architectural photographer who helped introduce North America to modern architecture, died yesterday at age 98. Shulman had never retired. Working solidly almost up until months before his death, he produced a remarkably complete photographic archive of modern American interiors and exteriors spanning more than a 50-year period.

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Yesterday’s House of Tomorrow

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Obviously the House of Tomorrow wasn’t meant to be part of everyone’s tomorrow. Nice Jag. Nice unbuttoned look, too. That’s the developer, Bob, with his wife Helene in their 1960 Desert Modern-style house in Palm Springs by Palmer & Krisel, architects. From here. The photographs originally appeared in Look Magazine.

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Bedroom with boulder, by Albert Frey

Friday, March 20th, 2009



The Frey House, Palm Springs, 1963-4. Built by Albert Frey for himself, in the Desert Modern style he established in Palm Springs. I love this bedroom far too much. If you did that in Vancouver, though, it would leak. Top photo by Chimay Bleue on Flickr (click on photo).

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