The first major monograph chronicling the work and architectural philosophy of William Krisel features examples and insights from Krisel's own papers, culled from his personal collection as well as the extensive archives of the Getty Research Institute. Krisel's architectural drawings and renderings, as well as many archival photographs, highlight examples of his custom homes, mass-produced housing, recreational facilities, and commercial projects in Palm Springs and the rest of the Coachella Valley. AUTHORS: Heidi Creighton is a mid-century modern enthusiast, writer, collector, and researcher. Chris Menrad , a Southern California native, was drawn to Palm Springs in 1999 by its abundance of modern architecture. He is a founding board member of the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Council. 175 photos.