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Art Deco Detail, Miami Beach, Florida

The buildings in Miami Beach, especially in South Beach, are in the style of Art Deco. The period termed "art deco" manifested itself roughly between the two world wars, or 1920 to 1939. Basically Art Deco is a "modernization" of many artistic styles and themes from the past. You can easily detect in many examples of Art Deco the influence of Far and Middle Eastern design, Greek and Roman themes, and even Egyptian and Mayan influence.

The historic "art deco" district of South Beach, in Miami, Florida, is arguably one of the most successful urban restoration projects in the history of American architecture. Hundreds of buildings have been restored to their early 20th-century appearance.

The historic "art deco" district of South Beach, in Miami, Florida, is arguably one of the most successful urban restoration projects in the history of American architecture. Hundreds of buildings have been restored to their early 20th-century appearance.

This photograph is a detail of the facade of the Beverly Shores Hotel on Collins Ave. in South Beach.

Tech: straightened the perspective, contrast masking, cropping, resizing and unsharp masking.

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