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FAST FORWARD Architecture of William F. Cody
February 19, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm |
Direct from the Los Angeles A + D Museum this self-guided exhibit celebrates the centennial of architect William F. Cody and his seminal contribution to modern architecture. See images, photos, plans and more spanning his career; some never previously on display. Plus see new projects created by architecture students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo after studying his archive housed at the school. Watch a video with curator Jo Lauria as interviewed by local architecture expert Michael Stern, as she describes the exhibit and its relevance today.
William F. Cody (1916 – 1978) was a legend in his own time. His architectural practice was prolific and ranged from residential homes and condominiums, commercial centers and industrial complexes, to city and community master planning. He was widely acknowledged as a forward-thinking, urbane architect who merged luxury with technology to achieve a high-style experimental modernism. A master renderer with an eye for art and interior design, Cody also pushed the boundaries of engineering and space planning. His career ended early when he died at the age of 62, at the prime of his practice.
This exhibition of Cody’s architecture is based on primary archival research with input from his family. Cody left behind an important legacy and his influence continues to serve as inspiration for successive generations of designers. The objects on display created by architecture students of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo are a testament to Cody’s relevance to the ongoing dialogue of architecture.
Proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Palm Springs Library; for more information, please visit www.friendsofthepalmspringslibrary.org
Event Restrictions | Special Instructions
Exhibit entry is through the outside, double-door entry labeled ‘Learning Center’ located on the SOUTH SIDE of the building, NOT through the Library. Outside food or drink is not allowed. Smoking is prohibited anywhere in the building or anywhere in Sunrise Park in accordance with City Ordinance No. 6.10.083. Pets are not allowed but service animals are welcome. Photography is permitted for personal use only; no tripods or videotaping allowed.
**PLEASE NOTE: The exhibit will be open DAILY from Feb. 17 – 26 from 10AM – 4PM and tickets can be purchased for the day you would like to attend.**