Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody

Matchbox 2 at MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston)

3400 Main St
Houston, TX
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Save the Date: Lecture, Book Signing, and Reception

Join Houston Mod as they recognize architect William F. Cody. The authors of the authoritative new resource, Master of the Midcentury, will discuss his life and work.

Cody's Texas connection will also be discussed.

The author's richly illustrated monograph, which bring together photographs, original renderings and drawings of extant and now-lost structures, will be available for purchase. A reception and book signing will follow the presentation.


Of the architects who made Palm Springs a crucible of midcentury American modernism, William F. Cody (1916-1978) was one of the most prolific, diverse, and iconic. Directing a practice ranging from residences to commercial centers and industrial complexes to master plans, Cody's designs are so recognizable that they provide a visual shorthand for what is widely hailed as "Desert Modern."

This event is co-sponsored by Houston Mod, Docomomo US, AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee, and Preservation Houston.

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