Palm Springs & Mid-Century Modern, presented by Annalisa Capurro
Friday, 31 July 2015 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm (AEST)
'Mid-century Modern' describes a period of architecture and design from the mid 1930's to the mid 1960s.Join designer, lecturer and mid century specialist Annalisa Capurro as she highlights the revival of this previously unloved period of architecture focusing on Palm Springs in the United States.
Palm Springs is not only studded with significant mid-century gems but it is also home to Modernism Week, the world's largest annual celebration of all things mid-century modern. Annalisa regularly presents at Modernism Week and this year she was thrilled to be guest speaker at the 10th anniversary celebrations. Please be seated by 7:15 pm.
Wine and a light supper will be served after the talk at approximately 8.30pm.
Please aim to be seated by 7.15 pm.
For enquiries call David Rozenker–Apted on (02) 9878 2511.
About Annalisa Capurro
Annalisa Capurro is an interior designer, design lecturer, writer and speaker with more than twenty five years experience working in the sectors of design, preservation and design education in Australia and overseas.
Annalisa is a NSW Councillor of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA), Committee Member of the Australian Architecture Association (AAA) and Board Member of Modern Art Projects (MAP). She is a member of DocoMomo International, SAHANZ, the Twentieth Century Society and the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation. Annalisa is a former Vice-President of the Art Deco Society of New South Wales and previously held a seat on the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) 20th Century Conservation Committee.
Annalisa regularly presents public lectures and leads architectural tours for architecture and design events in Australia and overseas including Sydney Open, Sydney Design Festival, Sydney Architecture Festival, Architecture on Show, Sydney Writers Festival and Modernism Week, Palm Springs, USA. Annalisa was the inaugural recipient of the SIDA (Society of Interior Designers Association) Foundation Professional Development Travelling Scholarship.
Annalisa is passionate about the preservation of mid-century modern architecture and is the owner of the iconic 1957 Sulman Award winning Jack House designed by Russell Jack, founding partner of the prestigious Australian architectural firm Allen Jack + Cottier, in conjunction with his wife, architect Pamela Jack. Annalisa is presently completing post graduate research into the architecture of Russell Jack and was proactive in listing the Jack House on the NSW State Heritage Register.
Kaufmann House, Palm Springs
Photo: Annalisa Capurro
Menrad House, Palm Springs
Photo: Annalisa Capurro