Addison Mizner influence on south florida architecture

 Addison Mizner influence on south florida architecture

Addison Mizner’s Influence on South Florida’s Architecture
Unlike other architectural styles that have come and gone with time, the Mediterranean Revival Style remains immensely popular in South Florida. I would like to study how Mizner introduced this style to the area and why it is such a good fit for South Florida’s environment. Additionally, I would like to show how the Mediterranean Revival Style remains popular today in order to demonstrate the extent of the legacy that Mizner has left on this area.
Outline
I.                    Short Biography of Mizner
II.                  Discuss and Analyze Mizner’s previous work
a.       Vacation Homes in Long Island
b.      White Pine Camp
III.               Arrival to Palm Beach
a.       Shift in trends for resorts which had been inspired by those in New England
                                                               i.      Wood and shingle
IV.               The Mediterranean Revival Style
a.       loggias, colonnades, arches, French doors, barrel tile roofs, stone, tile and stucco
b.      Founded Mizner Industries to produce the materials necessary for this architectural style
V.                  Notable Buildings by Mizner
a.       Everglades Club
b.      El Mirasol
c.       La Guerida
d.      La Ronda in Bryn Mawr
e.       Resort at Boca Raton
f.        Casa Bienvenida
VI.               Influence on Coral Gables
a.       George Merrick and Mediterranean Influences
VII.             The Mediterranean Revival Style Today
References
Curl, Donald W. Mizner's Florida. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1984.
Mizner, Addison. The Many Mizners. Chicago: Sears, 1932.
Nolan, David. Fifty Feet in Paradise: The Booming of Florida. Harcourt Brace
    Jovanovich 1984
Pratt, Theodore, The Story of Boca Raton; Great Outdoors, 1963
Orr, Christina, Addison Mizner; Architect of Dreams and Realities (1872–1933);
Palm Beach: Norton Gallery and School of Art, 1977.
Seebohm, Caroline, Boca Rococo: How Addison Mizner Invented Florida's Gold Coast;
New York: Clarkson Potter, 2001