The Alexanders: A Desert Legacy by author and architect James R. Harlan. This beautiful 60-page soft-cover book pays tribute to the significant contributions made by the Alexander Construction Company to Palm Springs' "built environment." The tribute book includes rarely seen photographs from the Alexander family, the Julius Shulman archives and from architect William Krisel's personal collection. This scholarly tribute book provides invaluable insight into California's modernist residential architecture.Published: Late, 2013
This first major monograph chronicling the work and architectural philosophy of William Krisel features examples and insights from Krisel’s own papers, culled from his personal collection as well as the extensive archives of the Getty Research Institute. Krisel’s architectural drawings and renderings, as well as many archival photographs, highlight examples of his custom homes, mass-produced housing, and recreational facilities in Palm Springs and rest of the Coachella Valley.
Editorial contributions by James R. Harlan.Published in: February, 2015