Morris Lapidus: The Architecture Of Joy
Adored for his exuberant and original architecture, more than fifty years of Morris Lapidus's designs are celebrated in this first-ever monograph. Known for inventing the postwar resort hotel with the Fontainebleau and the Eden Roc in Miami Beach, Morris Lapidus (1902-2001) is revered for his joyful interpretation of modernist tenets through an American vernacular of spectacle and whimsy. Lapidus enthusiastically embraced modernism's formal freedom and sensuality while rejecting its more rigid principles, producing a unique style that seamlessly blends baroque fantasia with modernism's clean lines and flowing spaces. His exuberant curving walls, zigzagging facades, and deft manipulation of space created dramatic forms that transform the moods of their occupants.
- Hardback | 256 pages
- 254 x 305 x 27.18mm | 1,764.47g
- 17 Dec 2010
- Rizzoli International Publications
- New York, United States
- 250 Photographs