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Desert Gardens

Desert Gardens

Part of

People

  • Gene Summers (creator)
  • Ridgway Ltd. (architectural firm)
  • Gene Summers (archive creator)

Title

Desert Gardens

Dates of creation

1958-1982

Level of archival description

File 18

Extent and Medium

  • 144 drawings
  • 24 reprographic copies
  • 22 photomontages
  • 6 maps
  • 3 photographs
  • 3 textual records
  • 2 transparencies

Scope and Content

- An unrealized project for a desert resort on a 200 acre property at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains at La Quinta, California.

Reference Number

AP114.S1.SS1.D18

Location

La Quinta California United States

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196264
    • Title: Zoning maps
    • Form: maps
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Description:

    Zoning maps for the cities of Rancho Mirage (1), Indian Wells (2, ordinances dated 1958 and 1979), Cathedral City - Palm Desert district (2), and Bermuda Dunes district (1, ordinance dated 1960).

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 map(s)

    Technique and media:

    Diazoprints annotated with yellow marker

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 48 x 64 cm sheets (largest): 108 x 107 cm

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-016-003 M

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196270
    • Title: Roof plans and elevations for housing units
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    3 ink on trace; 1 graphite and ink on yellow lined paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 16 x 19 cm sheet (largest): 23 x 35 cm

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-009-007 S

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196274
    • Title: Perspective sketches and elevations for front gates and housing units; isometric view of housing unit
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    19 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink on tracing paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets (largest): 26 x 57 cm

    Physical Description:

    Various dimensions

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-007-005 S

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196321
    • Title: Floor plans and roof plans for housing units
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    9 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 23 x 30.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-009-008 S

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196330
    • Title: Floor plans, roof plans and elevations for meeting rooms and guest room wing; details for furniture
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    19 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink on tracing vellum

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 27.5 x 43 cm

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-009-009 S

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196348
    • Title: Elevations and floor plans for housing units
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    12 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • preliminary drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink on tracing vellum

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 28 x 43 cm

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-009-010 S

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196360
    • Title: Elevations and floor plans for housing units
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    8 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • preliminary drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink on tracing paper with white corrector fluid and photocopy overlay

    Dimensions:

    sheets (largest): 61 x 79 cm

    Physical Description:

    various dimensions

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-2001-018 M

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196368
    • Title: Floor plans for housing units
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Description:

    Floor plans for housing units; elevations for main gates and housing units; plans for courtyard and gardens.

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • preliminary drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink and graphite on tracing vellum

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 77 x 113 cm

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-2001-018 M

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196374
    • Title: Floor plans for housing units
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    18 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • preliminary drawings

    Technique and media:

    Photocopies, 9 annotated in red ink.

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 27 x 21,5 cm

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-009-011 S

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196392
    • Title: Floor plan proposals for multiple housing units
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    18 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Positive photostat prints mounted on paper, some with annotations in ink

    Dimensions:

    secondary supports (approx.): 22 x 28 cm

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-009-011a S

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196412
    • Title: Site plans and plot plans for the Desert Gardens development; roof plans, floor plans and elevations for housing units
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    22 flat(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Flats and flats with goldenrod masking paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 20 x 30 cm sheets (largest): 50 x 61 cm

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-007-007 S

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196434
    • Title: Site plans for proposed Desert Gardens project
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Description:

    Site plans for proposed Desert Gardens project; floor plans, roof plan and elevations for housing units.

    Quantity / Object type:

    24 reprographic copy(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Positive photostat prints

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 15.5 x 40 cm sheets (largest): 47 x 61 cm

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-007-008 S

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196458
    • Title: Perspective watercolour and site plan illustrated in pen and ink with watercolours
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 transparency(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Transparencies

    Dimensions:

    transparencies: 10 x 12.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-015-013 T

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196460
    • Title: Aerial view of proposed Desert Gardens site at La Quinta, CA
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 x 35,5 cm sheets (largest): 51 x 61 cm

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-031-009 S

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    • Reference Number: ARCH263565
    • Title: Plans and perspective sketches for Desert Gardens project
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 20

    People:

    • Gene Summers (draughtsman)
    • Ridgway Ltd. (architectural firm)
    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    20 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Coloured pencil, ink and graphite on tracing paper mounted on board

    Dimensions:

    secondary supports (approx.): 30 x 45 cm

    Inscription:

    dated and Initialled

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-005-005 S

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196293
    • Title: Section for interior of housing unit
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawing

    Technique and media:

    Ink and coloured pencil on tracing paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 32 x 63.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-007-006 S

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196313
    • Title: The Gardens
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Description:

    Perspective study of Desert Gardens project.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawing

    Technique and media:

    Coloured pencil on paper (matted)

    Dimensions:

    69 x 112 cm

    Physical Description:

    69 x 112 cm

    Inscription:

    dated and signed

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-016-004 M

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196314
    • Title: Study · Inner Court ·The Gardens
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Description:

    Perspective study for Desert Gardens.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 study(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • studies (visual works)

    Technique and media:

    Ink and coloured pencil on tracing vellum (matted)

    Dimensions:

    75 x 106 cm

    Physical Description:

    75 x 106 cm

    Inscription:

    dated and signed

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-016-005 M

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196315
    • Title: Court 6 @ the Gardens
    • Dates of creation: 1981
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Gene Summers (draughtsman)
    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Description:

    One of 7 “courtyard studies of light and colour.”

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 study(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • studies (visual works)

    Technique and media:

    Pastel on paper

    Dimensions:

    64 x 98.5 cm

    Physical Description:

    64 x 98.5 cm

    Inscription:

    dated and signed

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-030-006 M

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196317
    • Title: Court @ the Gardens
    • Dates of creation: 1980-1981
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Gene Summers (draughtsman)
    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Description:

    One of 7 “courtyard studies of light and colour.”

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 study(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • studies (visual works)

    Technique and media:

    Pastel on paper

    Dimensions:

    64 x 98.5 cm

    Physical Description:

    64 x 98.5 cm

    Inscription:

    dated and signed

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-030-007 M

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196318
    • Title: Court 2 @ the Gardens
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Gene Summers (draughtsman)
    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Description:

    One of 7 “courtyard studies of light and colour.”

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 study(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • studies (visual works)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on oil pastel on wove paper

    Dimensions:

    64 x 98.5 cm

    Physical Description:

    64 x 98.5 cm

    Inscription:

    dated and signed

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-030-008 M

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196319
    • Title: Court 3 @ the Gardens
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Gene Summers (draughtsman)
    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Description:

    One of 7 “courtyard studies of light and colour.”

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 study(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • studies (visual works)

    Technique and media:

    Pastel on paper

    Dimensions:

    64 x 98.5 cm

    Physical Description:

    64 x 98.5 cm

    Inscription:

    dated and signed

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-030-009 M

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196320
    • Title: Court 4 @ the Gardens
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Gene Summers (draughtsman)
    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Description:

    One of 7 “courtyard studies of light and colour.”

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 study(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • studies (visual works)

    Technique and media:

    Pastel on paper

    Dimensions:

    64 x 98.5 cm

    Physical Description:

    64 x 98.5 cm

    Inscription:

    dated and signed

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-016-010 M

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196463
    • Title: Sunglow
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Description:

    Eight-page colour brochure for Sunglow, ranch and residential development at the foot of the Santa Jacinta mountains, near Palm Springs, CA.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Printed material

    Dimensions:

    pamphlet: 28 x 28 cm

    Document Type:

    • brochures

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-009-012 S

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196464
    • Title: “Cash flow” grid for Desert Gardens project
    • Dates of creation: 1982
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Photocopy on tracing vellum with graphite annotations

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 22 x 35,5 cm

    Physical Description:

    2 sheets

    Inscription:

    dated

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-009-013 S

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    • Reference Number: ARCH196465
    • Title: Notes for cost to square foot on various Desert Gardens housing units
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 manuscript(s)

    Technique and media:

    Ink and graphite on yellow lined paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 21.5 x 28 cm

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-009--011b S

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    • Reference Number: ARCH264285
    • Title: Court 5 @ the Gardens
    • Dates of creation: 1980-1981
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Gene Summers (draughtsman)
    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Description:

    One of 7 “courtyard studies of light and colour.”

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 study(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • studies (visual works)

    Technique and media:

    Pastel on paper

    Dimensions:

    64 x 98.5 cm

    Physical Description:

    64 x 98.5 cm

    Inscription:

    dated and signed

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-030-012 M

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    • Reference Number: ARCH264286
    • Title: Court 7 @ the Gardens
    • Dates of creation: 1981
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Gene Summers (draughtsman)
    • Gene Summers (archive creator)

    Description:

    One of 7 "courtyard studies of light and colour.”

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 study(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • studies (visual works)

    Technique and media:

    Pastel on paper

    Dimensions:

    64 x 98.5 cm

    Physical Description:

    64 x 98.5 cm

    Inscription:

    dated and signed

    Credit line:

    Gene Summers fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gene Summers/
    Gift of Gene Summers

    Folder Number:

    114-016-011 M

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