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"Where Cantilever Meets Coyote" @ Burton Barr Central Library If you find yourself perusing Seventh Avenue vintage stores dreaming of owning an Eames chair, then you've probably heard of Alison King, founder of the website Modern Phoenix.

King presents "Where Cantilever Meets Coyote," a sort-of Midcentury 101 that aims to give audience members a better snapshot of this city's rich history. She'll highlight architectural frontrunners including starkly modern Al Beadle, popular and accessible Ralph Haver, and Fred Guirey, purveyor of the custom home.

The Midcentury trend isn't just for Baby Boomers keen on remembering the Phoenix they grew up in. The Valley is a decade deep into a resurgence of the movement among homeowners, says King, who sees herself as an "underground railroad of architecture connection," linking a new generation of homeowners with perfectly chic and scaled homes.

The free hourlong lecture takes place at Burton Barr Central Library at 3 p.m. Saturay, May 25. -- Janessa Hilliard

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