Four Florida Moderns: The Architecture of Alberto Alfonso, René González, Chad Oppenheim, and Guy Peterson


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Author Saxon Henry
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Date 2010
Country United States
Cover Hardcover
Dimensions 8.4 x 1.1 x 8.3 inches, 320 pages
Alberto Alfonso, René González, Chad Oppenheim, and Guy Peterson—The Florida Four—are making a mark for themselves in contemporary architectural circles, infusing modernist traditions with their own flair. Practitioners of modernism in Florida—or, more accurately, tropical modernism—they are producing noteworthy works that display their commitment to distinctive regionalism. This book is the first to showcase their rich and varied repertoires.

Each of the four architects has a unique take on modernism, resulting in four very different aesthetic approaches. From airports, medical facilities, and museums to open-air chapels, waterfront homes, and condominium complexes, their designs are fascinating for both their rootedness in modernist ideals and their dramatically different interpretations of it.

More than 300 vibrant, full-color photographs offer a survey of work by each of the architects. At once a striking visual tour and a thoughtful examination, Four Florida Moderns  treats readers to the rich and innovative styles of tropical modernism as conceived by four trailblazing architects.