In the years following his 2001 death, the next generation of superstar architects notably Rem Koolhaus and Philippe Starck tried to rehabilitate Lapiduss reputation. To them, the man was a whimsical genius, a proto-postmodern giant.
Now, the rehab continues with the new Morris Lapidus retrospective A Quest for Emotion and Motion in Architecture at ArtCenter/South Florida, running through July 18. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Lapiduss transformation of Lincoln Road into a pedestrian mall, the exhibit will feature sketches and photographic documentation from his most famous projects like the Fontainebleau, Eden Roc, and Americana hotels.
Tuesdays-Sundays, noon. Starts: May 27. Continues through July 18, 2010