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FIRE ISLAND MODERNIST: HORACE GIFFORD AND THE ARCHITECTURE OF SEDUCTION
Alastair Gordon

Metropolis Books, 2013
Hardcover
204 pages
140 colour, 100 b+w.


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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. Gifford perfected a sustainable modernism in cedar and glass that was attuned to the nature of the site.

Gifford's serene 1960s pavilions are documented in this monograph which chronicles the work of this interesting and overlooked architect.

 

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