Miami Modern Metropolis

Paradise and Paradox in Midcentury Architecture and Planning

Allan T. Shulman, Diane W. Camber

     9.5 × 12 in (24.1 × 30.5 cm)
Hardcover
414 pages
Publication date: 3/1/2010
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781890449513


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.


Allan T. Shulman is assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture and a practicing architect and urban designer.

Diane W. Camber is an art historian, educator, and architectural preservationist who served as executive director of the Bass Museum of Art from 1980 to 2007.


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