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Miami Beach Blueprint of an Eden

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ISBN-10: 0061346160

ISBN-13: 9780061346163

Edition: 2007

Authors: Michele Oka Doner, Mitchell Wolfson, Mitchell Wolfson

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Miami Beach is the story of an extraordinary time and place, told through the prism of two founding families, the Wolfsons and the Okas. The authors' fathers were each mayors of Miami Beach, one in the 1940s and the other in the '50s and early '60s, and their mothers were prominent first ladies, who regularly welcomed the crme de la crme of society to their enchanting city. The Wolfsons' and Okas' exhaustive family archives provide a rich cultural, architectural, political, social, botanical, stylistic, gastronomic, geological, and poetic history of the contemporary phenomenon that is Miami Beach. At once an intimate memoir, a sprawling history, and a work of great artistic integrity, Miami…    
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/23/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 10.00" wide x 11.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.356
Language: English

Introduction
Preface
Eden in View: Site and Materials
Family Tendrils: People Take Root
Dreams and Designs: Architecture in Eden
Shadows of War
Gilding the Fig Leaf: Style on the Beach
Overtures to Culture
The Showmandisers: Building an Empire
Caribbean Eden: Tropical Movie Palace
The Stars at Night: Hollywood on Miami's Stage Set
World's Playground: Keys to the City
Palm and Eagle: Local and National Characters
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