The Enduring Charm of Palm Springs Architecture

© James Schnepf

A photographer captures the unique architecture of Palm Springs.

Photographer James Schnepf started The Palm Springs Project in 2010 as an homage to the idiosyncrasy of Palm Springs, California—its unique midcentury homes, as defined by architects such as Donald Wexler, Hugh Kaptur and William Krisel (who designed Schnepf’s own home), as well as its habitués, including GQ creative director Jim Moore, fashion designer Trina Turk and artists such as Jim Isermann and Phillip K. Smith III. What resulted is a comprehensive photographic portfolio of characters and creations, now collected in Palm Springs Modern Living (Gibbs Smith), out in February, and also on display in an exhibition during Palm Springs’s Modernism Week in the same month.