9.5 x 12 inches (24.1 x 30.5 cm)
Publication date: 3/1/2010
Miami Modern Metropolis
Paradise and Paradox in Midcentury Architecture and Planning
Allan T. Shulman, Diane W. Camber
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|The two decades following 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: Paradise and Paradox in Midcentury Architecture and Planning 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.