Architecture and Design Bibliography Bibliography

Coral Gables: A Brief History
Coral Gables, FL: Planning Dept., Historic Preservation Division, 1989.
    This book focuses on the historical development of Coral Gables. It includes a number of pictorial works identifying some of the most important buildings of Coral Gables.
Cuban Architects: Their Impact on the Urban Landscape of Miami
Miami, FL: Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, 1985.
    This book looks at different architectual exhibitions held in Miami and highlights the contributions of Cuban American architects on the local landscape.
Florida Photographic Collection
Tallahassee: State Archives of Florida, Florida Department of State, State Library and Archives of Florida, 199x.
    The Florida Photographic Collection, a component of the State Archives of Florida, contains thousands photographs, postcards and other images recording life and development in Miami from the late nineteenth century to present. Of note are the photographs of W.A. Fishbaugh, G.W. Romer, and the Miami images in the Postcard Collection, the Wendler Collection, and the MOSAIC collection of Jewish life in Florida.
From Wilderness to Metropolis: The History and Architecture of Dade County, Florida, 1825-1940
2nd ed. Miami, FL: Metropolitan Dade County, Office of Community Development, Historic Preservation Division, 1992.
    This book focuses on the history of Dade County - from patterns of early settlement to the later periods of rapid urban development. It also provides information regarding the history and architecture of Dade County's most significant buildings.
Miami: Virtual Reality Quicktime Movies
Tampa: University of South Florida, School of Education, Florida Center for Instructional Technology, 2004.
    Color movies of the Miami skyline, Vizcaya, the South Beach Art Deco district, and panoramic scenes from the 1920s, 1930s and 1950. Most of the color movies are a full circle (360 degrees). The black and white VRs are approximately 180 degree views. Part of the 'Exploring Florida: A Social Studies Resource for Students and Teachers' site.
The Biltmore Revisited: A Photo-Documentary Exhibition of the Miami Biltmore Hotel & Country Club, Coral Gables, Florida
Coral Gables, FL: Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, 1981.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Miami, FL.
    The archival collection contains material relating to the history and construction of Vizcaya. Contact: Remko Jamsonius (305-250-9133). By appointment only.
Adams, Adam G.
Tequesta 15(1955): 29-39.
Alvarez, Leonardo, et al.
Places in Time: Historic Architecture and Landscapes of Miami
Miami, FL: Florida International University, School of Design, 1994.
    This book provides a number of pictorial works featuring the buildings of Miami. There is a foreword written by historian Arva Moore Parks.
American Institute of Architects, Florida South Chapter
A Guide to the Architecture of Miami
Miami, FL: Florida South Chapter, American Institute of Architects, 1963.
    This is a 64-page book covering the different architectural buildings developed in the Miami area.
Armbruster, Ann
The Life and Times of Miami Beach
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.
    Armbruster examines the historical development of Miami Beach. She traces the city's history from its inauspicious beginnings, through the construction efforts of John Collins, the glitzy tropical playground image of the 1950's hotel scene, and its triumphant early 1990s rebirth as one the the world's trend defining hotspots. Her work also includes information on the area's leading personalities, Jackie Gleason, Arthur Godfrey, and well known hoteliers.
Ayers, R. Wayne
Florida's Grand Hotels of the Gilded Age
Images of America. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2005.
    The book examines Florida's most significant hotels of the late 1800's. While it deals with Gilded Age hotels from across Florida, one chapter focuses on Henry Flagler's Royal Palm Hotel in South Florida. A look at some of the events, entertainment, and other social activities that were a part of one's stay at the hotel is provided.
Bachin, Robin F.
"From the City to the Seaside: Luxury Hotels in New York, Atlantic City, and Miami Beach"
In , Edited by Lamonaca, M. and J. Mogul, 38-65. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2005.
Bayley, John B.
"The Villa Vizcaya"
Classical America 3(1973): 67-93.
Beaubien, Richard, and Valerie Beaubien
Discovering South Beach Deco: Walking Tours of the Miami Beach Art Deco District
Bolton, MA: Domani Press, 2004.
    This book offers different walking tours of the Miami Beach Art Deco District, covering more than 300 historic buildings. The authors include maps, pictures, detailed directions, and explanations as to the architectural styles prevalent on Miami Beach.
Behar, Roberto M., and Maurice G. Culot, eds.
Coral Gables, An American Garden City
Paris, France: Norma Editions, 1997.
    This book includes historical information on the growth of Coral Gables. It also provides pictures of the city's most significant buildings.
Braden, Susan R.
The Architecture of Leisure: The Florida Resort Hotels of Henry Flagler and Henry Plant
The Florida History and Culture Series. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 2002.
    Braden documents the early growth of the hotel and leisure industry across southeastern Florida. She draws upon archival research as well as the memoirs and journals of visitors and hotel employees. The book ncludes information about Henry Flagler and Henry Plant, in addition to their far reaching impact on the area's economic composition and environment.
Bush, Gregory W., and Arva Moore Parks
Miami, the American crossroad : A Centennial Journey, 1896-1996.
New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1996.
    Largely a compilation of historical documents on the growth of Miami ranging from the Tequesta Indians, European attempts at colonial expansion, the city's foundation and early development, and up to post-Hurricane Andrew. Includes interview excerpts and written materials from some of the city's best known benefactors and personalities. In addition to touching on most of the greater Miami area's general history, Parks and Bush also offer short chronicles and stories pertaining to historical landmarks in and around South Florida.
Camber, Diane W., and Aristides J. Millas
70 Years of Miami Architecture: Commercial and Institutional Architecture in Dade County
Miami Beach, FL: Bass Museum of Art, 1991.
    This book covers several architectural exhibitions organized in Dade County from the 1920s on.
Capitman, Barbara
Deco Delights: Preserving the Beauty and Joy of Miami Beach Architecture
New York, NY: E.P. Dutton, 1988.
    This is one of several books that Capitman has written on the Art Deco District of Miami Beach. Here, she presents a history of Art Deco architecture in Miami Beach.
Capitman, Barbara
Portfolio: The Art Deco Historic District
Miami. FL: Bill Bucolo, 1980.
    Capitman founded the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL), which started the Miami Beach Art Deco preservation movement. She also led in the formation of the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District, the nationís only Art Deco district to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Capitman is the founder of the World Congress on Art Deco and the author of three books, including this one, which identifies Miami Beach's main art deco buildings and tells readers about their histories.
Capitman, Barbara, ed.
Time Present, Time Past: The Art Deco District
Miami Beach, FL: Miami Design Preservation League, 1980.
    Capitman founded the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL), which started the Miami Beach Art Deco preservation movement. She also led in the formation of the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District, the nationís only Art Deco district to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This book identifies the main art deco buildings, tells readers about their histories, and deals with the efforts made to restore and conserve these architectural treasures.
Capitman, Barbara, et al.
Rediscovering Art Deco U.S.A.
New York, NY: Viking Studio Books, 1994.
    This book discusses Art Deco's influence on Miami Beach's architectual heritage between the jazz age and World War II. It is one of several pieces that Capitman has written on Art Deco architecture.
Ceo, Rocco J., and Joanne Lombard
Historic Landscapes of Florida
[Miami, FL]: Deering Foundation and the University of Miami School of Architecture, 2001.
    This work presents historic and contemporary Florida landscape photography as well as information on the state's most significant historic places and buildings. It includes sections on the work of renowned Florida architect William Lyman Phillips who designed the Mountain Lake Sanctuary, a part of the Bok Tower Gardens (now Historic Bok Sanctuary)in Lake Wales, Fairchild Tropical Garden, McKee Jungle Gardens in Vero Beach , and Graynolds Park in North Miami Beach. It also highlights former residences of John and Mable Ringling in Sarasota, the Thomas A. Edison Winter Estate and Botanical Gardens in Ft. Myers, the Charles Deering Estate in Cutler, brother James Deering's Vizcaya Estate in Miami, and the Kampong, the Coral Gables home of Dr. David Fairchild.
Cerwinske, Laura
Miami, Hot and Cool.
New York, NY: Clarkson, N. Potter, Inc., 1990.
    This book displays the Miami tropical lifestyle through a photographic exhibit of some of its grandest homes. From classic Art Deco district to the Mediterranean influences of Coral Gables, this work goes over the entire spectrum of beautiful and unique Miami architecture while also providing some backround cultural and historical information.
Cerwinske, Laura
Tropical Deco: The Architecture and Design of Old Miami Beach
New York, NY: Rizzoli, 1981.
    This book discusses the past and future of Miami Beach's famed Art Deco District. Cerwinske examines both the design and evolution of the early twentieth century architectual movement.
Culot, Maurice and Jean-Francois LeJeune
Miami: Architecture of the Tropics
New York, NY: Princeton Architectual Press, 1993.
    In their discussion of tropical architecture, Culot and LeJeune exhibit the wide range of influences on the style of building that has come to encompass Miami architecture. Taking its directions from Europe, "cracker" culture, and the Caribbean islands, Miami's wide range of architectual styles have come to reflect the muli-ethnic culture it now houses. Beyond that, Culot and LeJeune strive to display that "Miami's style" rose specifically as a result of the area's unique environment. These innovations from the only sub tropical major city in the U.S. have subsequently, according to the authors, given Miami a distinct feel unlike any other city in the world.
Curl, Donald
Mizner's Florida: American Resort Architecture
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1987.
    This book documents the role played by the architect Addison Mizner in the design and development of several South Florida areas during the spectacular growth period of the 1920s. As Curl sees it, Mizner was a society architect. He used his Spanish Revival style in a number of works throughout West Palm and South Florida. The book contains 150 illustrations.
Curl, Donald W.
"Joseph Urban's Palm Beach Architecture"
Florida Historical Quarterly 71(April 1993): 436-457.
Curl, Donald W.
"The Florida Architecture of F. Burrall Hoffman Jr., 1882-1980"
Florida Histoorical Quarterly 76(Spring 1998): 399-416.
Curtis, James
"Art Deco Architecture in Miami Beach"
Journal of Cultural Geography 3(Fall-Winter 1982): 51-63.
Doner, Michele Oka
Miami Beach: Blueprint of an Eden
Edited by Doner, Michele Oka, and Mitchell Wolfson, Jr.. Berlin: Art Books International, 2005.
Dunlop, Beth
Washington, DC: American Institute of Architects Press, 1991.
    This book examines the work of Arquitectonica - an international architectural firm - over the last twenty years. It contains project descriptions, photographs, and architectural plans. Since playing a large role in the design of downtown Miami, the firm has gone global with their high-style modern architecture appearing in Hong Kong, France, New York, and throughout South America. Before writing this book, Prior to writing this book, Dunlop worked as an architecture critic for the Miami Herald.
Florida's Vanishing Architecture
Englewood, FL: Pineapple Press, 1987.
Friedman, Alice T.
"The Luxury of Lapidus: Glamour, Class and Architecture in Miami Beach"
Harvard Design Magazine 11(2000): 39-47.
Gabriel, Patricia
The Villagers' Book of Outstanding Homes of Miami
Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press, 1975.
Gleason, David K.
Over Miami
Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1990.
    Gleason's book provides readers with a series of aerial photographs of Miami. Gleason focuses on the city and its relationship to the water. He also provides readers with an overhead glimpse of the ethnically diverse neighborhoods of Miami.
Gordon, Elsbeth
Florida's Colonial Architectural Heritage
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2002.
    Gordon's book examines the ways in which buildings were designed and constructed in Florida from 1565-1821, the periods of Spanish and English rule. She includes personal histories of a number of designers and includes information on how indigenous culture and materials were utilized in the construction of buildings in Florida. Her sources include archaeological discoveries made in Florida and historical documents from around the world.
Haase, Ronald
Classic Cracker: Florida's Wood-Frame Vernacular Architecture
Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, 1992.
    Haase examines the architectural style of the homes on North Florida's Cracker homesteads. He looks at the technology used for their construction and shows how the design of these homes specifically reflects the local climate. Furthermore, his book provides a glimpse at the settlement patterns of the 1800s in parts of northern Florida.
Hatton, Hap
Tropical Splendor: An Architectural History of Florida
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, distributed by Random House, 1987.
Hochstim, Jan
Florida Modern: Residential Architecture, 1945-1970
New York, NY: Rizzoli, 2004.
    Hochstim looks at the striking new forms of residential design that were utilized throughout Florida during the mid-twentieth century. His book covers the entire state, referencing the well-known and lesser-known creators of these examples of "MidCentury Modernism." Hochstim also provides information as to how these new styles were combined with more traditional forms of Southern architecture.
Jackson, Faith R.
Pioneer of Tropical Landscape Architecture: William Lyman Phillips in Florida
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1997.
    Jackson's book examines the life and achievements of the renowned landscape architect, William Lyman Phillips. She discusses his role in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Florida, the numerous public and private parks that he designed, and one of his greatest accomplishments - Fairchild Tropical Garden.
Kleinberg, Howard
Miami Beach: A History
Miami, FL: Centennial Press, 1994.
    Kleinberg's work provides a detailed history of Miami Beach. It includes information on early Miami Beach immigration and settlement, changing land-use patterns, the development of tourist sites, and urban life.
Kleinberg, Howard
Woggles and Cheese Holes: A History of Miami Beach's Hotels
Miami Beach, FL: Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association, 2005.
Lapidus, Morris
An Architecture of Joy
Miami, FL: E. A. Seeman, 1979.
    This is an autobiography describing the evolution of Morris Lapidus' architectural style. He played an important role in the architectural development of Miami Beach. In this book, Lapidus describes some of his early influences as well as the ways in which his style changed over the years.
Lapidus, Morris
Too Much is Never Enough: An Autobiography
New York, NY: Rizzoli, 1996.
    This is an autobiography describing Lapidus' more than sixty year career as an architect. It deals with his early influences from the world of theater. Lapidus' book enlightens readers as to how his work was key in the early development of the post-modernist architectural movement.
LaRoue, Samuel D., and Ellen J. Uguccioni
The Biltmore Hotel: An Enduring Legacy
Miami, FL: Centennial Press, 2002.
    LaRoue thoroughly examines the chronology of the historic Biltmore Hotel from its initial construction in the 1920s to its renovation in the 1980s and 90s. Identified by many as a historically significant hotel, and having played host to throngs of celebrities, politicians, and other well known and well to do personalities, the Biltmore Hotel serves as a reminder of the original grandeur and luxury George Merrick envisioned when he constructed the surrounding area in the 1920s.
LeJeune, Jean Francois and Alan Shulman
The Making of Miami Beach:1933-1942: The Architecture of Lawrence Murray Dixon.
New York, NY: Rizzoli, 2000.
    This book examines the history of Art Deco architecture in Miami Beach. It pays particular attention to the involvement of Lawrence Murray Dixon, one of the best known practitioners of the era, and his role in the construction of Miami Beach's famed Art Deco District.
LeJeune, Jean Francois and Maurice Culot
Miami: Architecture of the Tropics.
Miami, FL Brussels: Center of Fine Arts; Archives D'Architecture Moderne, 1992.
    A collection of essays discussing the architectual highlights of the Miami Area. Includes works focused on Art Deco in Miami Beach.

Library of Congress
20th Century American Architecture and Interior Design: Photographs by Samuel Gottscho and William Schiener, 1935-1955
Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 199x.
    The Gottscho-Schleisner Collection is comprised of over 29,000 images primarily of architectural subjects, including interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other structures. Subjects are concentrated chiefly in the northeastern United States, especially the New York City area, and South Florida.

Library of Congress
American Memory
Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1994.
    The Library of Congress American Memory site contain collections with photographics, documents, and other resources related to the history, architecture, and development of Miami and environs. To find resources across collections use the search box on the main page. For example, the keywords 'hotel' and 'miami' retrieve over 366 hits
Lombard, Joanna, and Beth Dunlop
DPZ: The Architecture of Duany and Plater-Zyberk
New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2000.
    This book examines the urban design patters of the architectural firm DPZ. It contains information, as well as a number of illustrations, on the firm's work throughout the United States, Canada, and elsewhere. The author includes a look at the mark made by the firm in South Florida - one evidenced in such structures as Coconut Grove's Hibiscus House.
Lummus, John Newton
The Miracle of Miami Beach.
Miami, FL: Miami Post Publishing Co., 1940.
    Written by Miami Beach's first mayor and early developer, this history recounts the initial years of the beach's growth as a community and tourist attraction.
Millas, Aristides J., and Ellen J. Uguccioni
Coral Gables, Miami Riviera: An Architectural Guide
Miami, FL: Dade Heritage Trust, 2003.
    This book provides readers with a historical background of Coral Gables as well as a guide for exploring the architecture of today's Coral Gables. The book examines the nineteenth and twentieth century architectural forms that influenced the city's developers. It explains the developers' intention to create a "Master Suburb," and ends by providing six self-guided tours for viewing the city.
Mizner, Addison
Florida Architecture of Addison Mizner
New York, NY: Dover, 1992.
    This book is a reprint of a 1928 edition. It chronicles the architectural style of Addison Mizner. The book contains over 180 photographs, including residences and other public landmarks. The book is largely dedicated to his work in Palm Beach and Boca Raton. There is an introduction by Donald Curl and a biographical sketch by Ida Tarbell.
Morales, Folguera, and Jose Miguel
Arquitectura y Urbanismo Hispanoamericano en Luisiana y Florida Occidental
Malaga: Secretariado de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Malaga, 1987.
Muir, Helen
Miami, U.S.A.
2nd ed. Miami, FL: The Pickering Press, 1990.
    This is the second edition of Muir's book on the history and development of life in Miami. She focuses on topics varying from political debates to popular culture.
Muir, Helen
Miami, U.S.A. Illustrated with Photos
1st ed ed. New York, NY: Henry Holt, 1953.
    This is a colorful history of Miami streching back from the founding of Lemon City and Fort Dallas all the way to 1953. The book contains an interesting chapter about the role of well known mafiosos - including Al Capone - in Miami Beach during the 1940s and early 1950s.
Nash, Eric P and Randall C. Robinson Jr.
MiMo: Miami Modern Revealed
San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2004.
    A combination of post WWII optimism and modernism, MiMo embodies the flavorful and glamorous energy of a city developed around the notion of tropical splendor and decadence. Nash and Robinson provide backround on the main MiMo areas, Biscayne Boulevard and Collins Avenue, before delving heavily into the tourist centric mentality that helped to create the necessary atmosphere for this architectual style. Chronicling the subtropical modernist influence in MiMo, as well as that of the famed architect Franklin Lloyd Wright, the authors present and discuss the city's best known individual structures and neighberhoods. Moving onto the colorful celebrity personalties and architects who helped to define the era, MiMo Revealed displays how these people came to shape the character of not only Miami and Miami Beach, but to a large extent, the way in which America and the world have come to view the sub tropical haven that is South Florida.
Olson, Arlene R.
A Guide to the Architecture of Miami Beach
Miami, FL: Dade Heritage Trust, 1978.
Orr-Cahall, Christina
Addison Mizner (1872-1933) Architect of Dreams and Realities
2nd ed. West Palm Beach, FL: The Gallery, 1993.
Patricios, Nicholas M.
Building Marvelous Miami
Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 1994.
    Patricios presents the architectual history of Miami. He analyzes growth and development as well as the different factors that influenced the architecture in each of the city's distinct areas.
Reeves, F. Blair
A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture
Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 1989.
Root, Keith
Miami Beach Art Deco Guide: A History of Miami Beach with Self-Guided Walking Tours in the National Register Historic District
Miami Beach, FL: Miami Design Preservation League, 1987.
Roy, Joaquin
The Streets of Coral Gables: Their Names and Their Meanings
Miami, FL: University of Miami Press, 1989.
Taylor, Jean
Villages of South Dade
St Petersburg, FL: Bryon Kennedy & Co., 1985?.
Wisser, Bill
South Beach: America's Riviera, Miami Beach, Florida
New York, NY: Arcade Publications, 1995.
    Wisser's book exmaines the development of the city of Miami Beach. He looks at the city's early history, the development of Art Deco architecture in Miami Beach, and the city's rise to prominence as an international tourist destination.
Young, Vivian
Florida Treasures: Celebrating Florida's Historic Architecture
Tallahassee, FL: Florida Foundation for Architecture, 1996.
Zuckerman, Bertram
The Dream Lives On: A History of Fairchild Tropical Gardens, 1938-1966.
Miami, FL: Fairchild Tropical Garden, 1988.
    Making use of interviews and the Garden's extensive archival resources, Zuckerman draws a history of FTG from its humble beginnings with Robert H. Montgomery and David Fairchild up to the fiftieth anniversary in 1988. From a simple preservation area for local plants, to an exhibition of foreign plant species, and now a home for some endangered animal species, the Garden and its enviromental mission have grown and continued to evolve since its conception.
Zuckerman, Bertram
The Kampong: The Fairchild's Tropical Paradise.
Miami, FL: Fairchild Tropical Gardens, 1993.
    This book is a history of David Fairchild's tropical gardens as well as his involvement with nature preservation and botany in old Miami. It also provides a history of the Kampong, the Fairchild family home.

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