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Florida Modern: Residential Architecture 1945 - 1970

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A visual study of the development of modern residential architecture in Florida from the end of World War II to 1970 documents the finest work from the era in areas from Key West to Jacksonville, examining the home's unique blend of stark, Bauhaus principles with key elements of Southern architecture to create a distinctive regional style.
Hardcover, 271 pages
Published September 13th 2005 by Rizzoli (first published January 28th 2005)
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Mar 21, 2010 Joy rated it really liked it
4 stars, for content in spite of questionable stylistic choices.

The key word here is frustrating. Florida Modern covers a fascinating subject, and does a good job of it. It focuses on the residential work of several architects working in Florida between 1945 and 1970. Eighteen pages of introductory material succeed in placing the architects and their work in context with the times. It discusses the influences of the developments in Europe and Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School on these ar
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