Miami Design Preservation League. October 14th, 2008. 7:00 p.m. Miami: Mediterranean Splendor and Deco Dreams is the theme of the upcoming Art Deco Lecture Series organized by the Miami Design Preservation League.
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.
Join MDPL as Beth Dunlop explores the progression of building styles found throughout South Florida, from Mediterranean Revival to Art Deco to MiMo, International Style, and beyond, as documented in her new book, Miami: Mediterranean Splendor and Deco Dreams. Dunlop is the author of numerous books, including Arquitectonica and Aqua: Miami Modern by the Sea. She is the architecture critic for the Miami Herald, editor-in-chief of HOME Miami magazine, and a member of MDPL's board of directors. Free admission.
Miami Design Preservation League
Art Deco Education Center at Historic City Hall
1130 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139