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June 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Beth Dunlop & Steven Brooke


June 14, 2019
8:00 pm


zArchive1-Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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The work of the acclaimed designer of villas in Spanish, Moorish, Venetian, and Mediterranean style, in all-new color photography.

The go-to architect for the Jazz Age elite of South Florida and beyond, Addison Mizner created a new architectural style and a new lifestyle for the wealthy and socially prominent of Palm Beach–America’s preeminent winter resort town of the time. Building mansions, clubs, hotels and apartment houses with a bent toward fantasy and romance, Mizner established a design vocabulary and tradition that to this day influences architects, designers, and builders. Evocative of old Spain, Venice, and the Moorish capitals of Granada and Seville, Mizner’s work is a dream realized: courtyards with fountains, trellises with climbing bougainvillea, arched windows, glazed tile floors, spiraling marble columns, expansive interiors with grand proportions.
This book explores Mizner’s legacy through the extraordinary houses and other structures he built, including such storied homes as La Guerida, an 11-bedroom Spanish Revival mansion, best known now as the Kennedy Estate–the place where JFK he composed his Inaugural Address. Known for their beauty, opulence, fantastic detail, as well as the stories of those individuals who have lived or played in them, the houses and buildings of Addison Mizner stand as monuments to grand living and romance made in stone and iron, stucco and tile.





About the Authors:

Beth Dunlop is a writer and editor who lives in Miami Beach. She is currently an Alicia Patterson Fellow writing about the environmental, cultural and architectural
consequences of overbuilding. She was a Pulitzer-nominated architecture critic for the Miami Herald for more than two decades. More recently Dunlop was editor of Modern Magazine, which was a sister publication to ArtNews and Art in America, and before that, HOME Miami, HOME Fort Lauderdale, and the online – only HOME Los Angeles. She is the author or co-author of some thirty books on architecture and design and over the years has contributed articles to an array of magazines including House & Garden, Metropolitan Home, Architectural Digest, Metropolis, Elle Décor, Coastal Living. Steven Brooke is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and winner of the AIA National Institute Honor Award for photography. Based in Miami, he is the photographer for many Rizzoli books, including Historical
Houses of Virginia and Miami Beach Deco.