Miami: Mediterranean Splendor and Deco Dreams

Miami: Mediterranean Splendor and Deco Dreams

by Robert A.M. Stern
     
 

Miami is a world-renowned, cosmopolitan city with an architectural history to match. Its many treasures include not only Miami Beach's Art Deco buildings and Coral Gables, but also the houses and commercial buildings of the immediate postwar era, tropical vernacular architecture, mid-century modernism, and avant-garde high-rise buildings on the waterfront. What all…  See more details below

Overview

Miami is a world-renowned, cosmopolitan city with an architectural history to match. Its many treasures include not only Miami Beach's Art Deco buildings and Coral Gables, but also the houses and commercial buildings of the immediate postwar era, tropical vernacular architecture, mid-century modernism, and avant-garde high-rise buildings on the waterfront. What all these creations have in common is the intention to allure, delight, and engage the imagination and senses. Indeed, many of Miami's architects have conceived of the city in theatrical terms-a city as stage set. This book covers both well-known masterpieces and the overlooked ones, featuring spectacular color photography as well as archival imagery. With a text that is superbly informed, Miami is at once a definitive scholarly work and a seductive compendium of the area's fabled architecture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847829859
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
11/13/2007
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
11.31(w) x 11.33(h) x 1.37(d)

Meet the Author

Beth Dunlop is the author of numerous books, including Arquitectonica. She is architecture critic for the Miami Herald. Robert A. M. Stern is one of America’s most prominent and respected architects and Dean of the Yale School of Architecture. His work is featured in numerous monographs. Steven Brooke is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and winner of the AIA National Institute Honor Award for photography. He is the author and photographer of Rizzoli’s Sonoma Valley Style and Historic Houses of Virginia.

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