Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Cubism and Art Deco buildings in South Beach, Miami

Most of the Art Deco houses in Miami Beach can be found on Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue but they are spread over the city centre. This popular art stream which boomed between 1920 and 1940 had not only an influence on architecture but also interiors and clothing. For us this stream is hard to understand, the main element we see in it is cubism and we like the colourful painted motifs. It seems however a style that needs a lot of façade maintenance. Hope you like the pictures, we will try to provide you some night shot in one of the next articles.

De meeste Art Deco huizen in Miami Beach kunnen worden terug gevonden op Ocean Drive en Collins Avenue maar ze liggen ook verspreid in het stadscentrum. Deze populaire kunststroom die zijn top kende tussen 1920 en 1940 beïnvloedde niet enkel de architectuur maar ook interieur ontwerpen en kleding. Voor ons is deze stroming moeilijk te begrijpen en zien we enkel het kubisme en de kleurvol geschilderde motieven. De Art Deco gevels blijken wel veel onderhoud nodig te hebben. We hopen dat je de foto’s leuk vindt en proberen in de komende dagen nog enkele nachtfoto’s te maken.. 
 
Art Deco Miami Beach

Art Deco Miami Beach

Art Deco Miami Beach

Art Deco Miami Beach

Art Deco Miami Beach

Art Deco Miami Beach

Art Deco Miami Beach

Art Deco Miami Beach

Art Deco Miami Beach

Art Deco Miami Beach

Art Deco Miami Beach

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Previous Art Deco article: Giant statues and take away sushi at the Central Station of Helsinki

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12 comments:

  1. 't Kijken waard, Filip..., en dan nog tussen wuivende palmbomen...
    Lie(f)s.

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  2. Een prachtserie. Ziet er ook heerlijk zomers uit.
    Groetjes, Mirthe

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  3. Very interesting architecture here. I am going to be in this area in a couple of months, so will check this out!

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  4. Ooh, that's a change of scenery from your usual. Love the food and fun in South Beach!

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  5. what a beautiful tour! thanks for the guidance, nice to read from miami, i have never been there:-)

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  6. Zo krijgen we eens een realistisch beeld van hoe het daar uit ziet.

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  7. prachtige serie Filip en het is zo lekker zomers zoals ik aan de foto van Kristel zie. Nog veel plezier, Dietmut

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  8. Interesting style. I love these houses.
    Heippa, orvokki

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  9. Very spectacular streets with those palms. Deep blue sky is a perfect background.

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  10. I can't even imagine all of the "facade maintenance' those buildings would take. Especially in the sea air which i imagine is very hard on buildings. Like that little fountain that Kristel is sitting by, and the spout on the fountain looks like a copy of one that i saw in Rome

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