Let's Talk - Concrete Screen Block: The Power of Pattern
Join authors Ron and Barbara Marshall for a fascinating lecture about one of the least appreciated but most readily recognized features of midcentury design - concrete screen block.
See how screen block exploded onto the architectural scene of the late 1950s and reached its peak at the 1964 New York World's Fair. Screen block is now experiencing a mini-revival in the work of talented designers like Jonathan Adler and Trina Turk.
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Duration 1 hour
Members - $10
Speaker: Barbara and Ron Marshall
About Your Hosts:
Ron, a graduate of the Annapolis U.S. Naval Academy and retired senior federal government executive served as President of the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation from 2008-2013. He and his wife Barbara are co-authors of the book Concrete Screen Block: The Power of Pattern.
Barabara, also a retired federal government executive served as the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation administrator from 2008-2013 before joining the board. She also served on the city's Historic Site Preservation Board where she was instrumental in gaining Palm Springs status as a "Preserve America Community."
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