Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Miami Beach Modern; January 2017

Miami Beach has the largest concentration of 1920's and 30's Art Deco buildings in the world.  Here is just one, a private residence, showing unity of design, preservation, maintenance and color.  Note white block with carved panel around door.  

Silver trim echoed by palm tree.

Two (or three) of the draws to Miami Beach.

Rather than modest Art Deco buildings, the reality of Miami Beach is now high-rises.

The Fontainebleu hotel has been a big name in Miami Beach for decades.
We were told it has about 1800 rooms.

The front desk, to right, has light art works by James Turrell.  No one seems to notice.

Believe it or not, the main lobby lounge has chandeliers by Chinese activist artist Ai Wei Wei.  Is he making a joke or are they serious?  No one seems to notice.  The artists were probably happy to get the commissions.

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