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FIRE ISLAND MODERNIST: HORACE GIFFORD AND THE ART OF SEDUCTION FIRE ISLAND MODERNIST: HORACE GIFFORD AND THE ART OF SEDUCTION
FIRE ISLAND MODERNIST: HORACE GIFFORD AND THE ART OF SEDUCTION FIRE ISLAND MODERNIST: HORACE GIFFORD AND THE ART OF SEDUCTION

FIRE ISLAND MODERNIST: HORACE GIFFORD AND THE ART OF SEDUCTION

$60.00

  • 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 natural landscapes as to our animal natures. 

    Blending cultural and architectural history, Fire Island Modernist ponders a fascinating era through an overlooked architect whose life, work and colorful milieu trace the operatic arc of a lost generation, and still resonate with artistic and historical import.

    Pages: 204

    Measures: 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" 

    Publisher: Metropolis Books/Gordon de Vries Studio