There’s a book signing tonight for “Morris Lapidus: The Architecture of Joy,” by Deborah Desilets. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. at SwitchModern, 1193 Howell Mill Rd.
From the book description:
“Known for inventing the postwar resort hotel with the Fontainebleau and the Eden Roc in Miami Beach, Morris Lapidus (1902–2001) is revered for his joyful interpretation of modernist tenets through an American vernacular of spectacle and whimsy.
Lapidus enthusiastically embraced modernism’s formal freedom and sensuality while rejecting its more rigid principles, producing a unique style that seamlessly blends baroque fantasia with modernism’s clean lines and flowing spaces.”
If you’d like to go RSVP to Liz Lapidus, granddaughter of the book’s subject! E-mail her at RSVP@LizLapiduspr.com.