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November 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm


Ken Treister


November 1, 2017
7:30 pm


Mayfair Hotel, Coconut Grove
3000 Florida Ave
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

This event is FREE & OPEN to the public

Gardens, Architecture & Art introduces us to author Kenneth Treister’s passion for beauty. For Treister, “beauty is what separates fine design from the mundane, tranquility from the disruptive, poetry from utility, music from noise, and spirituality from the profane.” Far from taking the narrow view often seen in contemporary architecture, Treister is a modern-day Renaissance man who has devoted his entire career to bringing beauty into the built environment. In each of the projects exquisitely illustrated within these pages, we see Treister’s personal philosophy manifested in his distinctive signature style. From architectural design rich in integral ornamentation, from furniture design to lush landscaping – always in total harmony – his artistry has garnered international acclaim for his dedication to the highest ideals in tropical landscape, creative architecture and expressionistic art.

About the Author

Kenneth Treister FAIA has spent a lifetime creating art and architecture. He is a Fellow in the AIA, a painter, sculptor, photographer, author and lecturer.

Treister’s art has been exhibited in galleries and fine art museums throughout the world. He is a member of Real Academia de Belles Arts de Sant Jorge, Barcelona, Spain, established in 1849 by Elizabeth II as the Provincial Academy of Fine Arts.

Treister sculpted Miami Beach’s world famous, Holocaust Memorial. He was Awarded the Silver Metal and Lifetime Achievement Award, from the American Institute of Architects, Miami and also the Gold Medal by the American Institute of Architects, Florida, their highest honor.

He has lectured at Universities in the United States, Chile, China, Israel, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, and Bali. He was an adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of Miami and the University of Florida.

He has been published in over fifty journals, has written four documentary films for television and has authored ten books on art and architecture, including

Bok Tower Gardens, America’s Taj Mahal, Rizzoli, 2013; and The Fusion of Architecture & Art: The Judaic Work of Kenneth Treister, published by Books & Books Press in 2015.


Wine and sumptuous Hors D’Oeuvres reception to follow.