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Addison Mizner : architect of fantasy and romance / Beth Dunlop ; photography by Steven Brooke.

Author/Creator:
Dunlop, Beth, 1947- author.
Other Title:
Architect of fantasy and romance
Publication:
New York : Rizzoli, 2019. , ©2019
Distribution:
New York : Random House
Format/Description:
Book
304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 x 32 cm
Subjects:
Mizner, Addison, 1872-1933.
Palm Beach (Fla.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- History.
Palm Beach (Fla.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- History -- Pictorial works.
Architects -- United States -- Biography.
Mizner, Addison, 1872-1933.
Architects.
Buildings.
Florida -- Palm Beach.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
History.
Pictorial works.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
Addison Mizner : Mythmaker, storyteller, architect
New palaces (for a new American royalty) : Casa Amado; Louwana; El Solano; Villa Flora; Villa dei Fiori; Lagomar; Collado Hueco; La Guerida; Gulfstream Club
Dreams and schemes : The Cloister Inn / Boca Raton Hotel and Resort; Old Floresta
The inventor
Postscript : Addison Mizner's scrapbooks ffer a rare insight into the architect's artistry and inspiration / by Suzanne Kane.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (page 300) and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Albert M. Greenfield Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Brooke, Steven, photographer.
Contains:
Container of: Mizner, Addison, 1872-1933. Works. Selections.
ISBN:
9780847863921
0847863921
OCLC:
1045173838
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