We work hard to promote the wonders of Vizcaya in our own community and beyond, in newspapers, magazines, TV and online. Given the fast-paced world in which we live, we take special pride in the many books that capture Vizcaya’s beauty and significance. These, we know, will grace bookshelves and coffee tables of appreciative readers from around the world for years to come.
We have recently released the second edition of Visions of Vizcaya, an intimate account of the estate with stunning original photography by Bill Sumner. This and most of the following books produced by others are available at the Vizcaya Café & Shop and at the online shop. We invite you to learn more about Vizcaya and the context from which it emerged through this sampler of publications.
Robert Winthrop Chanler: Discovering the Fantastic, by Gina Wouters (Editor), Andrea Gollin (Editor), Joel M. Hoffman (Preface) and Eve M. Kahn (Foreword) with photographs by Whitney Cox, Monacelli Press, 2016. Co-published with Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, this is the first study of its kind in the last 80 years and features all significant new color photography of Chanler pieces housed in private collections throughout the United States.
Vizcaya: An American Villa and Its Makers, by Witold Rybczynski and Laurie Olin with photographs by Steven Brooke, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007. This 274-page book provides the most definitive history of Vizcaya to date and was favorably and extensively reviewed in The Wall Street Journal.
Palais, Villas & Chateaux, by Henri Stierlin, Gallimard, 2007. This is the quintessential coffee-table book, featuring spreads on 30 of the world’s most intriguing residential projects, each strikingly depicted in oversized aerial photographs. In the company of such extraordinary places as the Alhambra (Spain), Versailles (France), the Palace of the Winds (India) and the Forbidden City (China), Vizcaya is the only residence included from all of the Americas.
Green World, Merce Cunningham, Patsy Tarr editor in chief with photographs by Katherine Wolkoff, editions2wice, 2007. This exquisitely produced book emerged from a daylong photo shoot of the minimalist and modern Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Vizcaya’s lush gardens, and we first learned about it through a compelling review in The New York Times.