Exploring Fort Myers Dream Houses

By Jared Beck and Pamela Miner, coauthors of River and Road: Fort Myers Architecture from Craftsman to Modern   We hope you’re enjoying learning about some amazing Fort Myers homes in our book River and Road. Now that you’ve had the opportunity to peek at the houses in our book, we thought you’d enjoy another perspective. … Continue reading Exploring Fort Myers Dream Houses

River and Road

“A fascinating tour of the historic neighborhoods along McGregor Boulevard, blending local history and documenting Fort Myers's architectural legacy with lavish photographs.”—Gerri Reaves, author of Legendary Locals of Fort Myers “With its striking photographs and engaging stories of past and contemporary characters, this book captures the architectural and historical significance of houses in Fort Myers.”—Linda Stevenson, … Continue reading River and Road

Miami Architecture FLASH SALE

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Alfred Browning Parker! A principal leader of the “Coconut Grove School” of tropical organic architecture, and attaining an almost rock star-like status in his home city of Miami, Parker’s influence has been felt throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Drawing on local materials and the environment, his goal was utility and … Continue reading Miami Architecture FLASH SALE

Shaping Terrain

"Takes us on a journey throughout Latin America, highlighting different stories of adaptation to the wondrous American landscape: stories of cities being shaped by major infrastructure projects, cities coping with the pressures of informality and unchecked growth, and cities searching for their identity by looking at their pre-Columbian past while embracing modernity on their own … Continue reading Shaping Terrain

George Merrick, Son of the South Wind

“The reader is left breathless by the whirlwind achievements of master suburban planner and visionary George Merrick, so excellently written and documented. George Merrick, Son of the South Wind takes us on Merrick’s journey through pastoral grapefruit groves to a meticulous and innovative Coral Gables and its melancholy conclusion.”—Howard Kleinberg, former editor of the Miami … Continue reading George Merrick, Son of the South Wind

Hotel Ponce de Leon

“Presents new information about the creation and construction of the Hotel Ponce de Leon, its eighty years as a luxury resort hotel, and its transformation into the centerpiece of Flagler College. Keys does an excellent job of capturing the historical, cultural, and even political themes that were part of the hotel’s development and its adaptation … Continue reading Hotel Ponce de Leon

Building the Past

Studying ancient architecture can reveal a great deal about the lives of past civilizations. Yet few studies bridge the gap between architecture and archaeology. Building the Past: Prehistoric Wooden Post Architecture in the Ohio Valley–Great Lakes, edited by Brian G. Redmond and Robert A. Genheimer integrates structural engineering and wood science technology into the toolkit of archaeologists for … Continue reading Building the Past

Decadence, Excellence & Architecture – Another Lesson from the Maya

Maya Architecture: Temples in the Sky by Kenneth Treister Available Now Best known as the sculptor of the Holocaust memorial in Miami, Kenneth Treister turns his expertise of architecture toward the Maya and draws new conclusions about the collapse of their society. In the process, he identifies striking potential parallels to modern day economic concerns … Continue reading Decadence, Excellence & Architecture – Another Lesson from the Maya

Architecture of the Soul

Heart and Soul of Florida: Sacred Sites and Historic Architecture by Elsbeth Gordon Pubdate: 3/12/13 Florida's built monuments provide a sweeping visual history of the Sunshine State. Elsbeth Gordon considers landmarks ranging from burial mounds and frontier houses to preserved historic civic buildings like the Capitol, revealing the myriad ways they represent and continue to … Continue reading Architecture of the Soul