Lauri Ossman (author) An exquisitely photographed collection of the great houses and mansions of the South, featuring a stunning array of newly photographed homes that range over three centuries and are distinctive examples of the architecture of the region (including Miami and Vizcaya). Laurie Ossman is currently the Director of Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House at National Trust for Historic Preservation. Laurie served as the Deputy Director at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami. Her previous positions include Chief Curator at The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Florida, and Curator and Restoration Project Manager at Ca d’Zan, The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota.
Steven Brooke is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and winner of the A.I.A. National Institute Honor Award for photography. He is the photographer of Rizzoli’s Aqua, Seaside Style, and Miami: Mediterranean Splendor and Deco Dreams. Steven also photographed Vizcaya for "Vizcaya" by Doris Bayley Littlefield.