Did you know that Sarasota is known world-wide for its modern architecture, from the mid-century "Sarasota School of Architecture" period to today? Young visionary architects have been drawn to Sarasota since the early 1940's, wanting to build their dreams in this lush tropical environment. Many architects have early works here, including Paul Rudolph, Victor Lundy, Bert Brosmith, Edward "Tim" Seibert, Gene Leedy, Mark Hampton, Jack West, William Rupp, William and Ralph Zimmerman, Frank Folsom Smith and Carl Abbott. Today's architects include Guy Peterson OFA, Seibert Architects, Carl Abbott and Toshiko Mori, TOTeMS, Mark Sultana DSDG, Jonathan Parks, and Halflants and Pichette Studio for Modern Architecture.

LEARN MORE ABOUT IT - Here are four good books that will help you start learning about Sarasota's modern architecture.

Enjoy! - Martie Lieberman www.modernsarasota.com

THE SARASOTA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, 1941-1966 by John Howey, FAIA
Sarasota School of Architecture book by John Howey

SARASOTA MODERN, by Andrew Weaving
Sarasota Modern by Andrew Weaving

PAUL RUDOLPH: THE FLORIDA HOUSES, by Christopher Domin and Joseph King
Paul Rudolph The Florida Houses

FLORIDA MODERN, by Jan Hochstin and Steven Brooke

Florida Modern Jan Hochstim and Steven Brooke