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Title Miami modern metropolis : paradise and paradox in midcentury architecture and planning / Allan T. Shulman, editor.

Published Miami, Fla. : Bass Museum of Art ; Glendale, Calif. : Distributed worldwide by Balcony Media, Inc., c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  720.9759381 MIAM    AVAILABLE
Physical description 413 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans ; 31 cm.
Notes "This publication complements the exhibition Promises of paradise : staging mid-century Miami, on view December 5-April 13, 2008 at the Bass Museum of Art and October 11, 2008-January 25, 2009 at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The past is prologue (preface) / Diane Camber -- America's Miami / Thomas Hine -- Paradise and paradox : postwar Miami / Allan T. Shulman -- Theme essays -- Case studies. Paradox One: The working city and the city of leisure: The Doxiadis Plan for Miami's bayfront ; DuPont Plaza and the Civic Center Ideal ; Interama: Visions of a Pan-American city ; Port and passenger terminals: infrastructure as spectacle ; Hemispheric hub: Miami International Airport ; Highways: The choreography of expansion ; Building for business: efficiency and style ; The Bacardi Building: rum, revolution and the crafting of identity ; Garden City of Enterprise: Sunshine State Industrial Park ; Aerospace Power for Peace: Domesticity at Homestead Air Force Base ; Postwar towns: Bal Harbour Village and Bay Harbor Islands ; Miami Lakes: A self-contained planned community ; Key Biscayne: From tropical frontier to suburban paradise -- Paradox Two: Civic ideals in the Vernacular City: Speedreading Biscayne Boulevard ; Biscayne Plaza: Miami's first suburban shopping center ; Suburban squares: Miami's regional malls ; Malling Lincoln Road ; University of Miami: Building a postwar American campus ; A center in the middle of nowhere: Miami-Dade Junior College South Campus ; Schools and classrooms: open and closed ; Building Miami's library system ; Spiritual landscapes: Progressive churches and synagogues ; Garden apartments: community, tranquility and amenity ; Suburbs on edge: residential palisades and concrete canyons ; Robert King High Towers: the tall face of public housing ; Leaving Overtown: housing, segregation and postwar black migration -- Paradox Three: Modernism and fantasy: Sail away: Ocean liners, luxury and Marris Lapidus' early postwar resorts ; The Fontainebleau Hotel: modernity, decadence and the iconography of leisure ; The Americana Hotel: inventing a hemispheric modernism ; Motel row: Sunny Isles' miracle mile ; High cotton: jazzing it up at the Hampton House ; Privileged views and underwater antics: swimming pools, diving towers and cabana colonies ; Designing the deep: Miami Seaquarium and the art of the show ; Miami's Marine Stadium -- Paradox Four: Contruction of authenticity: Civilizing the tropics: Miami's park system ; Rufus Nims and the fascination of the concrete home ; Alfred Browning Parker's organic Florida homes ; Igor Polevitzky's birdcage houses ; Kenneth Treister's biomorphic architecture ; Arango Design: progressive style and Latin influence.
Other author Shulman, Allan T.
Bass Museum of Art.
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art.
Subject Architecture -- Florida -- Miami -- 20th century.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781890449513