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Miami Modern Metropolis

Miami Modern Metropolis

Paradise and Paradox in Midcentury Architecture and Planning
Balcony Press

Edited by Allan T. Shulman,Preface by Diane W. Camber

The two decades that followed World War II were a period of extraordinary growth in Miami. During that time architectural modernism provided a framework for the city's new urban patterns, novel building types, evolving aesthetics, and emerging environmental consciousness. The city was a virtual laboratory of modern architecture, a semitropical hothouse where modernism was probed, challenged, adapted, and ultimately expanded. Miami Modern Metropolis explores the distinctive and illuminating premises embodied in the city's growth from 1945 to 1965. Covering a range of architectural topics including hotels, retail, aerospace, and residential, Miami Modern Metropolis is both a thoroughly researched and entertaining look at one of the country's most distinctive urban confections.

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Size: 9-1/2 x 12 in;
Pages: 414 pp;
150 color images
Format: Hardcover
Publication: June 2009
ISBN: 9781890449513
ISBN10: 1890449512