Morris Lapidus: The Architecture of Joy

Morris Lapidus: The Architecture of Joy

by Deborah Desilets
     
 

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Morris Lapidus, the famous mid-century architect, outraged the architectural profession and riled critics with an architecture that was popularly embraced. His Miami Beach resort hotels - the Fontainebleau, the Eden Roc, and the Bal Harbour Sheraton - are synonymous with the glamour of Miami Beach in the 50s. Lapidus hotels are infamous as the stomping grounds of

Overview

Morris Lapidus, the famous mid-century architect, outraged the architectural profession and riled critics with an architecture that was popularly embraced. His Miami Beach resort hotels - the Fontainebleau, the Eden Roc, and the Bal Harbour Sheraton - are synonymous with the glamour of Miami Beach in the 50s. Lapidus hotels are infamous as the stomping grounds of the Rat Pack and their fellow movie stars. Yet, during his life he was never published in architectural magazines and was discredited by the architectural profession - before undergoing a renaissance as a prophet of postmodernism. This book establishes the importance of his work and offers private insights into a man who once said why be exotic in private? .

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"The man behind the dazzling Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach gets his due in Morris Lapidus: The Architecture of Joy (Rizzoli, $65), which examines his theatrical designs for department stores, synagogues, and restaurants." ~Elle Decor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782843236297
Publisher:
Assouline
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.80(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Desilets is the holder of the Lapidus archives. She has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on his work.

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