Miami Beach Botanical Garden
the Miami Beach Historical Association
Art Deco in Shanghai and Miami Beach
a book reading & signing, photo presentation
by Miami Beach authors Don and Nina Worth
Thursday, January 15
6PM to 8PM
Free and open to the public
Art Deco in Shanghai and Miami Beach was published as a coffee table book by Don and Nina Worth as the culmination of a cultural exchange program between the two cities. It began in 2005 when the authors visited Shanghai and met by chance with acclaimed architect Xing Tong He of China.
The limited edition book features 100 color photographs, 50 of each city, taken by noted photographer Deke Erh, who grew up amongst the art deco buildings of Shanghai. Introductory texts were written by Tess Johnston of Shanghai and Clotilde Luce of Miami Beach. In pictorial form, the book reveals two disparate cities with surprising architectural similarities. Shanghai has the largest collection of Art Deco buildings in Asia.
The Miami Beach Author Series presents monthly book readings, discussion and author signing of recently published and classic books focusing on Miami Beach history and lifestyle.