Desert Utopia: midcentury architecture in Palm Springs

DesertUtopia

This documentary traces the origins and growth of the modernist buildings in California.

Questo documentario ripercorre le origini e lo sviluppo delle costruzioni moderniste in California.

This documentary traces the origins and growth of midcentury architecture in the modernist mecca of Palm Springs, California. The city boasts many landmark buildings by such modernist pioneers as Richard Neutra, Albert Frey, E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, William Cody and William Krisel. Jake Gorst’s film brings these unique structures alive and features never-before-seen archival footage of the architects and construction.

Questo documentario ripercorre le origini e lo sviluppo della “Midcentury Architecture” nella mecca modernista di Palm Springs in California. La città vanta numerosi edifici storici di pionieri modernisti come Richard Neutra, Albert Frey, E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, William Cody e William Krisel. Il film di Jake Gorst riporta queste architetture uniche in vita presentando filmati d’ archivio mai visti prima su questi architetti e sulle loro costruzioni.

Film profile

Director: Jake Gorst
Year: 2010
Language: English
Duration: 58 mins
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Screened at MDFF 2013 (with Italian subtitles)

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