Palm Springs Preservation Foundation

"The Power of Pattern" Book Signing & Tour

Monday, February 19, 2018

Almost 150 midcentury enthusiasts attended a book-signing of PSPF’s lavishly illustrated Concrete Screen Block: The Power of Pattern by Ron and Barbara Marshall, with graphic design by Gary Wexler. Cataloguing over 250 different midcentury block patterns (including many examples in Palm Springs), the book appeals to both architecture buffs and lovers of modernist design. The event was held in a lovely 1963 modernist home designed by New York master builder Boris Gertzen. The midcentury house showcased three different screen block patterns (including two rare patterns) and had recently undergone a tasteful and sympathetic renovation. Decorated in a colorful “retro Palm Springs” theme, the home featured striking views of the mountains from its golf course-adjacent site. (Photos Mood Creative)


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