"These works breathe the hot, humid air of the tropics while offering the clean, functional expression of early modern architecture at a time when it was still new, daring, controversial, and elitist. Authors Domin and King are both architectural educators, and they have done a model job of corralling facts, pictures, and interpretations for a publisher dedicated tothe promotion of thoughtful modern architecture."
World of Interiors:
"The images alone make this book worth the outlay: Rudolphs own crystal-clear drawings and the glowing monochrome photos of Ezra Stoller. Both capture that postwar American moment when progressive architecture and innocent self-belief combined."
". . . precious."
Early Rudolph, Architectural Record:
"Christopher Domin and Joseph King have produced a book that strikes the right balance of criticism, biography, and a visual catalog of projects."
CD Syndicated (Canadian Radio):
". . .a profoundly informative and unsettling examination of the designer himself. . . .Its a head trip of a book."
"Paul Rudolphs Florida houses provided the necessary testing ground for his later major public and academic projects."
"Stoller's beautiful black-and white photos empathetically portray Rudolph's architecture in harmony with the mangrove swamps, tropical light, and easy living of mid-century Sarasota...THE FLORIDA HOUSES reminds us why Rudolph rose so rapidly and flew so high."
Fine Lines, Herald-Tribune:
"The authors have written a thoroughly researched book with extensive footnotes on the brightest star of the Sarasota School of Architecture . . . King and Domin have the added advantage of being able to illustrate their book with images by one of the greatest architectural photographers of the 20th century, Ezra Stoller."
Early Riser, AJ (Architects Journal):
"[The] portrait of Rudolph as a Modernist with a regional sensibility, torn between the rational and the romantic and committed to experiment, is convincing and the book is beautifully produced."
Florida History & the Arts:
". . . introduces the work of one of Floridas most prominent Modernist architects."
Constructs (Yale School of Architecture):
". . .essential to a complete understanding of his architecture."
Style Manitoba (Canada):
"[Rudolphs Florida houses are] tiny gems of space, light, sophistication, and cool. Domin and Kings accessible text is supplemented with an abundance of Rudolphs elegant architectural drawings as well as gorgeous period photographs by Ezra Stoller. You can feel the Gulf breezes and taste the martinis."
Architecture and Urbanism (Japan):
"This book is an invaluable basis to rediscover the timelessness of Rudolphs early energy and intensity masked behind refined, seemingly simple forms."
Rudolph Beach Reading, Architecture:
". . . presents an architecture that is luminous and ethereal. . ."
St. Petersburg Times:
"Beach housesconstructed mid-century in Floridawere one of Rudolphs specialties. Domin and King . . . have spent plenty of time on the west coast examining and enjoying the architects work. Here, the duo deconstruct Rudolphs aesthetic: lightness in tone, transcendent lines, a joie de vivre that Rudolph seemed to siphon from the ocean and instill in his homes. . . . Domin and King analyze, critique, put it all in perspective. The dummies among us need only look at the pretty pictures to appreciate Rudolphs gift."
Your Cube Or Mine?, Florida International:
"From Naples to Sanibel Island to Sarasota, Rudolph proves why hes often grouped with Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe."
Southern Comfort of Yesteryear, Tandem:
"PAUL RUDOLPH: THE FLORIDA HOUSES is a poignant reminder of an optimistic but naive time when a new architecture was going to help us to shed the emotional baggage of historic building styles and change our world for the better."
"The book features Rudolphs stunning black and white presentation drawings and Ezra Stollers stellar period photographs."
Bradenton Herald (FL):
"I put the book down, but my eyes sill rested on the wordswonderful words by Bradenton architect Joseph King and Arizona architect Christopher Domin . . . [PAUL RUDOLPH: THE FLORIDA HOUSES] tells the story of an architect who took the cold air of modernism and warmed it up."
"Every aficionado of mid-century modern should buy this elegant volume."
"The 60 projects shown in this book. . . are depicted by Ezra Stollers gorgeous black-and-white photography, and Rudolphs own perspective renderings."
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