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Palm Springs Holiday: A Vintage Tour from Palm Springs to the Saltan Sea Hardcover – September 1, 2009
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Through vintage photographs and postcards, Palm Springs Holiday recalls this famous vacation resort from the beginning of the twentieth century through the 1960s.
Come take a trip to Paradise!
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While more moderate in scope than his book "Havana...", a bible for those interested in the socio-political construct that was Havana before the Cuvan Revolution, "Palm Springs Holiday" offers the subject matter the same in-depth treatment, absolutely saturating the reader in the culture and color of the time.
This gorgeous tome BRIMS with fabulous images and stories, serving in many cases as the sole unifying historical record of a time and place that was such an incredibly massive part of the "American Experience" of the period.
Moruzzi, an art historian and expert on mid-century 'modern' architecture, sprinkles architectural history throughout every chapter of the book, offering lively discussion on styles from Spanish Colonial Revival to Rustic Ranch, but his chapter dedicated to 'Desert Modern' styles and techniques, influences that would become so very prominent in much if the rest of the country in the third quarter of the century, provides the reader with a depth of understanding uncommon in what may initially be seen as a coffee-table book.
Whether intentional or not, Mr. Moruzzi treats this subject with more personal input than his previous book. That is to say, one gets a sense, going from page-to-page, less of reading an historical analysis on the art and architecture of the times, and more like they are listening to an educational newsreel (possibly one produced by the Chamber of Commerce?) on the Coachella Valley area.Read more ›
This book will be enjoyed by anyone who loves the Coachella Valley or anyone who just likes to look at post cards from the mid-twentieth century.
Palm Springs often when I was a kid (and later, as an
This book really captures this amazing city ... during it's
hey-day. This was one happening place! (still is), but
back in the 50's & 60's ... wow!
Lots of great photography in this book ... and short
anecdotes. Very immersive ... really transports you
back in time.
My dad really liked the book ... and I've enjoyed
looking at it too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ordered both this book and Palm Springs Paradise in anticipation of our first trip to Palm Springs. I've spent hours enjoying these books and they've really added to excitement of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Annti
I really enjoy before and after photo books and this one didn't disappoint. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice coffee table book, too.Published 13 months ago by Sandra Lee
We used this as a guest book at our Palm Springs wedding. It was fabulous and now looks fantastic on our living room.Published 16 months ago by steph