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The South Beach style flaunts its cool as it heralds the hedonistic. Here we find houses filled with serious collections of high art and "bad" art; apartments where the modest meets the theatrical; and restaurants where tropical modernism merges with resort glamour
With more than 175 color photographs, South Beach Style presents a wealth of provocative designs ranging from the pristine to the ornate. It is illustrated with wonderful examples of Mediterranean and An Deco Architecture along with fresh contemporary designs. Descriptive sidebars instruct the reader about applications of color, materials, and decoration for the look and feel of a warm climate. An introductory essay describes the creation of the original Tropical Deco style and South Beach's evolution from the famous Art Deco district.