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"This handsomely appointed volume, filled with photos, conceptual illustrations, floor plans and period advertising . . . has authenticity and intelligence to spare."
"An important and seminal addition to academic library collections."
--The Midwest Book Review
"Nelson's accessible prose makes this book extremely usable for ordinary readers--essential for anyone who wants to reconnect with the good life--a time when crystal chandeliers, porte-cocheres, and Cadillacs, Packards, and Lincolns weren't just associated with the movies."
--Home Fort Lauderdale
" Part autobiography and part history lesson, Designing the Good Life is a colorful testament to Giller's passion and Miami's postwar golden age."
"Giller provides us valuable insight into a design philosophy that is both distinctly regional and distinctly of a period. A peek into the thoughts of a designer and through his eyes, a view of the birth of a genre."