Consider This Book A Beautiful Ode To Midcentury Leisure And Luxury


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Architect William F. Cody is most associated with Palm Springs, but worked throughout the West.

This first monograph on the work of William F. Cody is written by the architect’s daughter, Catherine Cody, alongside curator Jo Lauria and architectural historian Don Choi—the team who organized his 2016 exhibition, Fast Forward: The Architecture of William F. Cody, at the A+D Museum.

The book, Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody by Monacelli Press, explores Cody’s prolific career through his masterful renderings and images by such notables as Julius Shulman. While most associated with Palm Springs, Cody worked throughout the West, as well as Mexico, Honduras and Cuba, with each project exemplifying his passion for experimental design and his innate understanding of leisure and luxury.

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Architect William F. Cody’s daughter is one of the authors of this first monograph on the prolific architect.