Great Houses of Florida

Great Houses of Florida


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In the manner of Rizzoli’s acclaimed Historic Houses of the Hudson Valley, Great Houses of Florida presents the greatest and most intriguing houses of the state. Including John and Mabel Ringling’s fabulous Venetian Palazzo Ca d’Zan, James Deering’s spectacular Italianate Villa Vizcaya in Miami, and the Audubon and Hemingway houses in Key West. With all new color photography, this lavish book provides a rare look into the very finest houses from the one-time premier winter playground of America’s rich and famous.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789327178
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Beth Dunlop is the author of Miami: Mediterranean Splendor and Deco Dreams. She is editor-in-chief of Home Miami magazine and an award-winning architecture critic of The Miami Herald. Joanna Lombard is a practicing architect and professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture. She is co-author and co-curator of the book and exhibition The Historic Landscapes of Florida. Steven Brooke is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and winner of the A.I.A. National Institute Honor Award for photography.

Table of Contents

Albin Polasek Museum,
Bonnet House,
Casa Feliz,
Charles Deering Cutler Estate,
DeBary Hall,
Edison & Ford Estates,
El Jardin,
Gamble Plantation,
Governor’s Mansion,
Gregory House,
Torreya State Park,
Historic Pensacola Village-Lavalle,
John B. Stetson,
La Casita–Cigar Makers House,
Leu House,
Marjorie Keenan Rawlings House,
Merrick House,
Oldest House Museum Complex,
Orman and Raney Houses,
Point Washington-Wesley House,
Eden Gardens,
Stetson President’s House,
Stranahan House,
The Barnacle,
The Kampong,
Truman Little White House,
Withers-Maguire House & Museum

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"The authors provide a great deal of historical material about each featured home....Architectural or design fans will especially appreciate this excellent work." ~Newsday

"Readers get a visual sense of the richness of Floridian architecture through the 220 color photographs by Steven Brooke." ~The Gainesville Sun

"The book's you-are-there photography will tempt lovers of history, architecture, and interior design to take it off the coffee table and give it some lap time." ~Sarasota Herald Tribune

"Thirty-four houses are featured, not only because they are open to the public, but because they continue to exert a powerful influence on the iconography and architecture of the state." ~Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers

“(Traveling around Florida) would take some time (and money), so I’ve settled for a little literary travel by way of the new book “Great Houses of Florida” by Beth Dunlop and Joanna Lombard. Thirty-four houses are featured, not only because they are open to the public, but because they continue to exert a powerful influence on the iconography and architecture of the state.” ~Press Journal

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