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Beth Dunlop

Beth Dunlop

Beth Dunlop pioneered architectural criticism in South Florida, was the award-winning architecture critic of The Miami Herald for more than three pivotal decades. She has written, co-authored, or contributed to more than forty books about architecture, historic preservation, and design. Among them were: Addison Mizner: Architect of Fantasy and Romance, Miami: Mediterranean Splendor and Deco Dreams, The Tropical Cottage: At Home in Coconut Grover, Building a Dream: The Art of Disney Architecture, and Florida’s Vanishing Architecture, which was subsequently made into an Emmy award-winning documentary for public television. She also co-authored, with Joanna Lombard, DPZ: The Architecture of Duany and Plater-Zyberk and Great Houses of Florida. She was the editor of volume 23, devoted to Florida’s architectural and cultural history, of the Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, published by the Wolfsonian Museum and edited the architecture design magazines HOME Miami, HOME Fort Lauderdale, the online-only HOME Los Angeles, and Modern. She contributed to newspapers and magazines around the globe; an ongoing project to create a public archive of her work is about one fourth complete and already has 1,500 pages scanned. She has lectured at museums and universities and curated several museum exhibitions, most recently one devoted to Miami architecture since the Millennium. She is a graduate of Vassar College and after 38 years in a Mexican-Mediterranean-Deco house in Miami Beach now lives in a 1939 more-or-less Federal style house in Miami Shores.