Thursday, April 24, 2008

Meeting Author/Artist Michael Stern

Last Friday night we attended a benefit for the Palm Springs Art Museum, where I had the opportunity to meet Michael Stern, co-author of a new book "Julius Shulman: Palm Springs". Mr Stern happens to be an artist who has created oversized illuminated photo-based art exhibits and installations. He recently curated an exhibition at the museum featuring photographer Julius Shulman's work about Palm Springs. It's a great coffee table book featuring sixty buildings by some of the most note worthy mid-century architects whose work helped define Palm Springs. His book features great information and fabulous photos about mid-century modern architecture. Together with the photos, he cleverly depicts the glamor and casual desert elegance of the Palm Springs lifestyle. Several famous homes are featured, including those of Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Frank Sinatra, and Bob Hope, just to name a few.

above: a close up of the book cover

above: My book was signed by Julius Shulman and Michael Stern as well, addressed to the Palm Springs Savant!

And now, a few images of Palm Springs homes...I took these photos from the pages of my book. Enjoy~

These are such nifty homes, I hope you enjoyed looking at my new book!

-Rick Rockhill


Tea N. Crumpet said...

I can almost smell the air and feel the endless summer.

You know-- I cannot even imagine how spacious those beautiful homes are and I have a hard time really imagining what living in them is like. There are 11 of us in 1,250 sq ft. How many of those people have 2 kids or less? There is nothing wrong with it in the least-- it's just so different! (It must be wonderful, but I house sat in a bigger house a few years ago and my kids all wound up in the living room talking at 3AM-- they were "lonely"!)

Seamus said...

Looks like a wonderful book!

Tod said...

I love books on modern architecture. Palm Springs looks like a cool place to visit.

kenju said...

I have a house full of antiques, and I'd love to see them in one of those houses!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

lovely new book rick!

smiles, bee

Mona said...

Wow! A book signed by the author!

I have one Deepak Chopra Book signed by the man himself!

Hope you are doing well Rick!

jackie said...

well it looks like a nice book, such beautiful photos!

Mone said...

Beautiful Pictures! I love modern art. There is quite some stuff on the homepage of the Palm Springs Artmuseum too. Thanks for sharing with us.

Anonymous said...

My kind of book! It was great that you had the opportunity to meet him.

whimsical brainpan said...

What a lovely book!

whimsical brainpan said...

What a lovely book!

Anne said...

Stunning! The buildings against the mountain backdrop... just amazing.

Odat said...

It's cool that you met him...but I just want to tell you that I love your shirt!!! ;-)

WAT said...

Some nice pads there sir, and I just love that shirt you're wearing!



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