The Resource Too much is never enough, by Morris Lapidus

Too much is never enough, by Morris Lapidus

Label
Too much is never enough
Title
Too much is never enough
Statement of responsibility
by Morris Lapidus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • American architect Morris Lapidus is best known as the designer of glamorous postwar resort hotels in Florida, such as the Fontainebleau (1954) and the Eden Roc (1955) in Miami Beach, and the Americana in Bal Harbour (1956). Yet in a remarkable sixty-year career that began in 1926, he designed more than 500 retail stores, hotels, apartment complexes, and stage sets that captured the popular spirit and changing face of Main Street America in the twentieth century. Lapidus created fantasy environments in which America's middle class, flush with expanding postwar incomes and optimism, could fulfill its desire for glamor, relaxed luxury, and leisure. His signature forms - chevrons, "beanpoles," "woggles," or amoeba shapes, and curving walls and ceilings punctuated by "cheese holes," or cutouts - have become treasured icons of American postwar vernacular architecture
  • Born in Russia in 1902, Lapidus was brought to New York by his parents a year later, and the family first settled on the Lower East Side. He completed his architecture degree at Columbia University and first earned a reputation by designing stage sets and retail stores in which he developed new theories in store design and essentially created the modern storefront as we now know it. For his famed resort hotels of the 1950s Lapidus designed not only the vast structures but a melange of quasi-French provincial and Italian Renaissance decorative elements that critics would dub "Miami Beach French," including everything from the tableware to his famous "stairways to nowhere." He was one of the first architects to acknowledge the cinema as an overriding influence on American taste
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lapidus, Morris
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA737.L32
LC item number
A2 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lapidus, Morris
  • Lapidus, Morris
  • Lapidus, Morris
  • Lapidus, Morris
  • Architects
  • Architecten
  • Interieurkunst
  • Architectes
  • Architects
  • Architecten
  • Interieurkunst
  • Autobiographie
  • United States
Label
Too much is never enough, by Morris Lapidus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 298-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780847819782
Isbn Type
(HC)
Lccn
96013259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illus.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34514549
  • (OCoLC)ocm34514549
Label
Too much is never enough, by Morris Lapidus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 298-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780847819782
Isbn Type
(HC)
Lccn
96013259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illus.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34514549
  • (OCoLC)ocm34514549

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