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tampaChrissie
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Florida Modern Anyone have this book?

Postby tampaChrissie » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:09 pm

I just found at that one of the homes in our neighborhood (Horizon House) which is being restored was featured in the book. Before I order the book I was hoping to hear some reviews, anyone?

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Postby Connie » Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:03 am

Thanks to Amazon - I have that book! There are two pages on the Horizon House:

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If this house is the only one you are interested in, I'd say it is probably not worth the money. But there are other Tampa residences published as well:

architect Mark Hampton:
Laura B. Hampton Residence, 1953
Chastain Residence, 1956
Potter Residence, 1958 (in Lutz, overlooking Lake Stemper)
Horizon House, 1963

architect Dwight E. Holmes:
Holmes Residence, 1969

The coverage of the individual residences varies greatly, though, with the Horizon House at the poorer end. But overall, I like the book.

Connie

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Postby mod cats » Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:30 pm

Hi tampaChrissie ... I just finished reading "Florida Modern" and it's a great resource for Modern lovers anywhere in the state. Sarasota's collection of Modern architecture is spectacular, and there's so much going on there right now (including a new subdivision of retro Modern houses, according to an architect friend of mine), but "Florida Modern" is really educational on many levels. I hope to get my own copy soon.

How does the Horizon House look, by the way... are they doing a good job of restoring it? I'm curious.....

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Another possible resource...

Postby elvispresley2k » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:49 am

Tthe USF library has an online architecture archive with quite a few modern homes...

"Sape A. Zysltra Architectural Slides Collection"

The site is a bit of pain but there are nice, hi-res examples with notations and multiple angles.


Here's an example:
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Postby tampaChrissie » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:45 am


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Re: Another possible resource...

Postby tampaChrissie » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:08 am


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Postby jesgord » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:03 pm

A couple more great names from the world of Florida architecture (Miami, Cocunut Grove, Ft. Lauderdale etc.): Alfred Browning Parker

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Igor Polevitzky

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Here is a nice little article about an exhibit held by The Museum of Florida History in 2005



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