Palm Springs Preservation Foundation

The Modern Architecture of Hugh M. Kaptur

The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation is publishing a scholarly and lavishly illustrated 84-page, softcover book entitled The Modern Architecture of Hugh M. Kaptur. The book will be released to coincide with a Palm Springs Art Museum exhibition at the Architecture + Design Center from February 2 - June 17, 2019. PSPF is proud to be the "Lead Sponsor" of the museum's Kaptur exhibition.

Written by architectural historian (and PSPF board member) Steven Keylon, the book will explore the life and many-faceted career of Hugh Kaptur, the last remaining member of the Palm Springs Modern school of architects. After working as a designer at General Motors in Detroit, Kaptur arrived in Palm Springs in 1956. He worked first with the architectural firm of Wexler & Harrison before launching his own career. The book will showcase the major themes in Kaptur's work, from early post-and-beam Desert Modern; his bold organic sculptural architecture; his exploration of Brutalism; and his designs using strong geometric forms. Designed by graphic artist Gary Wexler, the book will include drawings from the Palm Springs Art Museum's Architecture + Design Center archives, as well as never before seen photos and renderings from Kaptur's personal collection.

Should you wish to be associated with this quality educational product, please consider underwriting the costs of the PSPF book at one of the following levels:

Paragraph Level - $500
Chapter Level - $1,500
Book Level - $5,000

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