Miami Modern

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America's exuberant Mid-Century Modern architecture of the 1950s and '60s had a tropical offspring in Florida, a flamboyant, Space Age style called Miami Modern -- or MiMo for short.

Based in Miami, I began documenting South Florida's MiMo treasures as a personal project back in the early 1990s when many outstanding buildings were being torn down.

A feisty preservation movement, which had saved many of the area's earlier Art Deco buildings, worked hard to protect and restore MiMo structures in historic neighborhoods --- an effort that is still ongoing.

My coverage of the evolving MiMo story appeared in The New York Times, Ocean Drive magazine, Miami New Times, Preservation Magazine, and the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

Photos from my MiMo archives -- including portraits of the great Miami Modern architect Morris Lapidus -- are available for licensing.

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