Celebrate the 100th birthday of Alfred Browning Parker! A principal leader of the “Coconut Grove School” of tropical organic architecture, and attaining an almost rock star-like status in his home city of Miami, Parker’s influence has been felt throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Drawing on local materials and the environment, his goal was utility and beauty. For Parker, construction did not have to abuse ecology. Instead, he believed design and nature could not only coexist, but interact. In his designs, outside light and air poured openness and freshness into a room, and energy-saving techniques were integrated into everyday homes. Parker’s ideas continue to fuel environmentally conscious architecture movements. To celebrate his life and work, University Press of Florida is offering discounts on The Architecture of Alfred Browning Parker: Miami’s Maverick Modernist by Randolph C. Henning, and other books about Miami architecture.

View the books at upf.com/arch16 and use code ARCH16 at checkout for discount prices. Sale ends Monday, 9/26.

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