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The Architecture of Leisure: The Florida Resort Hotels of Henry Flagler and Henry Plant (Florida History and Culture) Hardcover – December 31, 2002

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"Blending architectural studies with social history to explore the social, political, and cultural worlds in which these luxurious resorts resided." -- FHSagora, August 2004

"Braden's exhaustive research and excellent writing have brought the story of Flagler and Plant's hotel empires to vivid life." -- Donald Curl, Florida Atlantic University

"Through impressive blending of images, architectural analysis, and cultural perspective, Braden uncovers the multi-layered meaning of the Florida resort hotel." -- Carroll Van West, Center for Historic Preservation

...blending [architecture] with social history to explore the social, political and cultural worlds in which these luxurious resorts resided. -- H-Florida, August 2004

...handsome presentation... -- H-Florida, August 2004

About the Author

Susan R. Braden is assistant professor of art history at Auburn University.

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Product Details

  • Series: Florida History and Culture
  • Hardcover: 456 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida; 1st edition (December 31, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813025567
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813025568
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.8 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,899,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sidney Eline Jr. on September 15, 2009
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If you are into early 20th century resort hotels, this book is for you. Lots of details about the building of these wonderful great buildings that are no longer with us. From the description of the places, one feels as if they had stayed there with the rich and famous. Before jets, television, etc, this is what the rich did in the winter. Really great book for your Florida history library.
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