Web sites

Miami Design Preservation League

Barbara Capitman started this non-profit organization in 1976. Since then, it has worked to preserve, protect and promote the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District and all areas in need of protection. Miami-Dade Country residents can participate in cultural and education programs through the MDLP, billed as the oldest Art Deco society in the world.

"Beyond the Box"

A brief, beautifully illustrated introduction to mid-centry MiMo architecture in New York and Miami. The Web site is maintained by the Urban Art Committee of Miami Beach, a volunteer organization of architects, planners, preservationists and citizens committed to safeguarding the style.

MiMo Biscayne Association

A comprehensive site about the Biscayne Boulevard Historic District designated by the City of Miami. Includes a listing of current events, economic development issues, business news and a history of the area. Also, contact information.

North Beach Development Corporation

A non-profit community development organization whose membership is open to the public. Members are devoted to revitilizing the North Beach area from 63rd Street to 87th Terrace on Miami Beach. Boat tours and maps of North Beach are available through the organization.


MiMo: Miami Modern Revealed

by Eric P. Nash and Randall C. Robinson Jr.
Chronicle Books, San Francisco 2004

Norman Giller: Designing the Good Life

by Norman Giller and Sarah Giller Nelson
University Press of Florida, Gainesville 2007

South Beach Style

by Laura Cerwinske / photos by Steven Brooke
Harry N. Abrams Inc., Italy 2002

Deco Delight: Preserving the Beauty and Joy of Miami Beach Architecture

by Barbara Baer Capitman / photos by Steven Brooke
E.P. Dutton, New York 1988

Too Much is Never Enough

by Morris Lapidus
Rizzoli, New York 1996


Modernism gets brutal treatment with many notable buildings under threat

by Edwin Heathcote
Financial Times (London, England)

Make Way for MiMo

article online
by Sarah Churchville
South Beach Magazine

Miami Modern architecture recalls city's rise as glamour capital

by Necee Regis
The Boston Globe

It's fabulosity in the making

by Mark Ellwood
Financial Times (London, England)

Taking 1950's Miami Beach Chic to the Desert

article online
by Robert Johnson
New York Times

MiMo Revives North Beach Scene

article online
by Elaine Glusac
USA Today

Edipus Rex

article online
by Kirk Semple
Miami New Times