Laura Cerwinske discusses her South Beach Style

Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. October 17th, 2007. 6:30 p.m.

Laura Cerwinske. Miami AuthorOn October 17 at 6:30 p.m., the Miami Beach Historical Association presents a reading, book signing and discussion by Laura Cerwinske, author of South Beach Style at the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center located at 1920 Meridian Avenue. Free and open to the public, the event sponsored by Books and Books and the Streamline Properties, is part of the Historical Association’s Miami Beach Author Series.

More than 25 years ago, Miami native Laura Cerwinske published the first book on Miami Beach’s treasury of Art Deco architecture called Tropical Deco: The Architecture and Design of Old Miami Beach (Rizzoli International, New York.) The book has since been continually in print. Cerwinske has published more than twenty books on design, including Miami Hot and Cool (Clarkson Potter, New York).

The recently published South Beach Style features 400 pages of architecture, interiors, gardens and design that celebrate the city’s subtropical urbanism. Described as compact and color-drenched, the book showcases styles that range from resort glamour to the urban edge, and from the sublimely modern to the ridiculously hedonistic.

Cerwinske is currently co-authoring Real Urbanism: The Technique for Creating Urban Vitality with architect Bernard Zyscovitch that will be published in 2008 by the Urban Land Institute and features Miami Beach in many examples of urban transformation.

For more information, please call: 305.672.1270

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