Not just another pretty coffee table book, this information packed reference work will help you define South Beach, Florida
It is a step-by-step guide to this unique architectural and cultural wonder. Besides a variety of walking tours of the Art Deco architecture, this rich guidebook offers insight into the tempo, culture, and the habits of some very unusual daily (and nightly) South Beach customs.
Whether you're a visitor, a resident, or thinking of moving here, this rich resource will provide need-to-know information, from the definition of "Art Deco," to where to sip your morning coffee. Nearly 200 vibrant and artful photographs will take you on a journey filled with the romance and color of tropical Art Deco; the text will help you uncover the heart and soul of South Beach.
Iris Garnett Chase is the Resident Artist at the Miami Design Preservation League's Art Deco Welcome Center. She designs fashion jewelry that incorporates Art Deco era objects, and her work has been featured in international fashion journals.
Susan Russell is an award-winning photographer who has worked in South Florida since 1975. She has been sent on assignments worldwide by major media, including The Boston Globe, the New York Times Magazine and the Chicago Tribune.