Modernism Week 2018 preview
This tour examines the award-winning Temple Isaiah synagogue and contrasting modernist Liberman Chapel, designed by E Stewart Williams in 1949. Aficionados may notice the former’s similarity with Frank Sinatra’s ‘Twin Palms’ home, which was completed by Williams in 1947, particularly the stone, wood, glass and plaster elements. Also of interest on this Modernism Week tour is the 1980s west-facing addition by Donald Wexler and David Christian – which affords the congregation an incredible panoramic view of the San Jacinto Mountains. Multimedia presentations will reveal architectural drawings by the many talents who’ve contributed to this landmark building over the decades. Plotted here, the Saint Theresa Catholic Church, designed by William Cody in 1968 – at this stop on the tour, a documentary on its architect will play within the church on the day of the event.
16, 19, 23 and 24 February 2018; 2900 Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264, US; modernismweek.com