Art Deco Architecture in Miami
Miami Beach Art Deco District is one of the most popular attractions for visitors. Besides lovely beaches, vibrant nightlife, Caribbean food, upscale shopping, and sunny weather, this architectural style from the 1920s and 1930s attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
Forever Attractive - Miami Beach
Vibrant colors, luxurious materials, flat roofs, geometrical patterns, sunbursts, and chevrons became a part of the city's identity even after the decline of this movement during the 1940s. To this day, Miami Beach Art Deco District is worth visiting, a place where you can go back to times when prosperity and glamour had an immense influence on art and architecture. The influence of Egyptian, Greek, and Aztec culture on the Art Deco movement, together with Futurism and Cubism in art, gave this period a unique and permanent charm and attractiveness.
Art Deco Architects and Buildings in Miami Beach
There are many examples of Art Deco style in Miami Beach. However, some buildings became local symbols and are among the best samples. Here’s the list of exceptional buildings and their architects that you don’t want to skip when visiting Miami Beach.
Henry Hohauser- The Colony Hotel, The Park Central Hotel, and The Cardozo Hotel
Roy France - The Carlyle Hotel and The National Hotel
L. Murray Dixon - The Tides Hotel and The Raleigh Hotel
Melvin Grossman - The Miami Beach Post Office, The Shore Club Hotel, and The Lincoln Theatre
Anton Skislewicz - The Delano Hotel
Albert Anis - The Essex House Hotel, The Victor Hotel, and The McAlpin Hotel
Art Deco in Other Miami Neighborhoods
Miami Beach is well known for Art Deco architecture. However, there are examples of this style in art and design in other parts of this phenomenal city. Here are notable examples outside Miami Beach:
Enrique Gutierrez and Carlos Touzet - Bacardi Building in Midtown Miami
Phineas Paist - Coral Gables City Hall, The Tower Theatre, and The Olympia Theatre
F. Burrall Hoffman - Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Richard Kiehnel - The Alfred I. Dupont Building and The Ingraham Building
Robert Law Weed - The Shrine Building and The Miami-Dade County Courthouse
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