René Silvin presents Addison Mizner: Palm Beach Architect
May 19, 2016
René Silvin’s presentation will introduce you to the life and work of the flamboyant, socialite architect Addison Mizner, including details of Mizner’s colorful personal life and the grand palaces he designed and decorated for America’s elite in Palm Beach during the “Roaring Twenties.” Numerous mansions, most of which have been demolished, will be shown as Rene Silvin discusses the lives of Mizner’s best known clients and the architect-turned entrepreneur’s failed attempt to create the model city of Boca Raton.
About: Richard Rene Silvin was raised in Switzerland and received two Graduate degrees from Cornell University. He worked in the investor owned hospital industry. Silvin left the business world and took up writing as a retirement passion. His latest book, Villa Mizner, The House That Changed Palm Beach is about Addison Mizner’s own house in Palm Beach and its various influential owners.
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