Beach Houses

Beach Houses

Andrew Geller

Paperback - 2014
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Andrew Geller was known as the architect of happiness and it's easy to see why. Sporting names like The Box Kite, The Bra, and The Reclining Picasso, his whimsical vacation homes of the 1950s and 1960s dotted the coasts of Long Island, Martha's Vineyard, and the Jersey Shore. Made mostly of wood, they combined a modern interest in light, breeze, and functional living with playful form-making. In contrast to the today's Hamptons megamansions, Geller's inexpensive homes were modest in scale and reflected the ideas of summer leisure of a generation more concerned with fun on the beach than ostentatious display. Now available in paperback,Beach Houses features more than fifty of these spirited houses in rarely seen vintage photographs and drawings.
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2014.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781616892371
Characteristics: 127 p. : ill. (some col.), plans (some col.) ; 21 x 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Princeton Architectural Press


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Jan 06, 2012

An attractively presented, thoughtful, and honest survey of the iconic and eccentric vacation homes, on Long Island, designed by the late American architect Andrew Geller. The book includes endnotes, a bibliography, a list of Geller's projects, and an index. The National Post newspaper carried a lengthy obituary shortly after Geller's death on December 25, 2011.


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