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Fire Island modernist : Horace Gifford and the architecture of seduction

Author: Christopher Bascom Rawlins
Publisher: New York, NY : Metropolis Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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"As the 1960s became The Sixties, architect Horace Gifford executed a remarkable series of beach houses that transformed the terrain and culture of New York's Fire Island. Growing up on the beaches of Florida, Gifford forged a deep connection with coastal landscapes. Pairing this sensitivity with jazzy improvisations on modernist themes, he perfected a sustainable modernism in cedar and glass that was as attuned to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Horace Gifford; Horace Gifford; Horace Gifford
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Bascom Rawlins
ISBN: 9781938922091 1938922093
OCLC Number: 836261577
Description: 202 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: Best looking boy --
Oasis of free love --
Fire Island modernist --
Reaching for light --
Boys in the sand --
Entasis --
Form follows foreplay --
Elegy.
Responsibility: Christopher Bascom Rawlins ; Foreword by Alastair Gordon.

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As the 1960s became The Sixties, architect Horace Gifford executed a remarkable series of beach houses that transformed the terrain and culture of New Yorks Fire Island. Growing up on the beaches of  Read more...

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In those days, the Pines was seen as an "untainted address," observes Christopher Rawlins in Fire Island Modernist, his new book about Horace Gifford, who designed just about one in ten houses there. Read more...

 
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