Midcentury Modern Architecture of Rancho Mirage

The Book: Mod Mirage midcentury architecture

Mod Mirage - The Midcentury Architecture of Rancho Mirage

By authors: Melissa Riche, Jim Riche
Product Code: 48758
ISBN: 978-1-4236-4875-8
Format: Hardback
Trim size:  10.00 x 10.00
Pages: 192
Publication date: 8/7/2018
Publisher: Gibbs Smith midcentury architecture book rancho mirage


'Mod Mirage' by Melissa Riche documents the innovative midcentury architecture and intriguing social history of Rancho Mirage in California, a few miles away from its more famous neighbor, Palm Springs.  It is the first book to focus solely on Rancho Mirage. In the 1950s, two country clubs opened: Thunderbird and Tamarisk.  The rich and famous who flocked there included Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, along with titans of industry, politicians and Presidents.  They left an architectural legacy of beautiful homes, built on golf courses for the first time, and resort-style communities. Significant homes and midcentury communities are combined for the first time in one book, with stunning new photography by Jim Riche and historic material drawn from archives across the USA.

'Mod Mirage' tells the story of the transformation of barren desert into an oasis of influence, intrigue, and architecture. To be published by Gibbs Smith, Fall 2018.