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Rizzoli, 2004 - Architecture - 224 pages
Arquitectonica is one of the most prestigious international firms practicing today. Based in Miami, it now has offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Manila, Lima, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. This monograph covers the firm's groundbreaking work of the past 20 years, documenting recent work with insightful project descriptions, lush full-color photographs, and representative architectural plans. Early on, Arquitectonica virtually created a new Miami with their signature modernism, in which the International Style is brought to life with color and vibrancy. They have since taken their work global, with major projects worldwide. Their high-style modern architecture appeals to private and public clients alike, and has resulted in large retail projects in Hong Kong, a performing arts center in Dijon, France, and hotels in New York City and Asia as well as a variety of work in South America.
Beth Dunlop's introductory essay traces the firm's work from early pivotal condominium towers that brought Arquitectonica to prominence in the 1970s up to projects being built today. Compiled by two of the firm's founding partners, Laurinda Spear and Bernardo Fort-Brescia, this monograph will be the definitive English language book in print on Arquitectonica.

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About the author (2004)

Beth Dunlop has written extensively on Arquitectonica for the popular and architectural press, and as former architecture critic for the Miami Herald Tribune is well acquainted with the firm's work. She is author of Miami: Trends & Traditions and has contributed essays to the forthcoming monograph on Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater Zyberk.

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