Reasons to love it? Miami, as a rule, doesn’t make nothing halfway: the main attractions of the city are beach, bikinis, happy hours, night clubs, theatre, art galleries… unequalled concentration in the Usa (watching the back from New York that tries to rule supremely over the world of art). Where else can you visit an artist’s studio, see a private collection, a postmodernist work on the roadside and kilometers covered with graffiti , and all of this in a single afternoon? And then, there is architecture: either you love Miami or you hate it, you should recognize that its multitude of the Art Decò beauties is worth to be seen.
Miami Beach has just celebrated its centennial anniversary and results completely changed compared to a century ago: instead of a group of wild islands today there is a paradise made of long white beaches, exotic gardens, historic elegant districts that represent the vastest architectural Art Decò collection that is considered best preserved in the world.
The Art Decò District, an exclusive district of South Beach, still maintains the features of antique art déco buildings raised in thirties, which were preserved starting from seventies, thanks to the work of Barbara Baer Capitman, founder and president of Miami Design Preservation with a goal to safeguard the original majesty, curve shapes, long horizontal lines and traditional pastel colors of the Art Decò Capital.