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Beach Houses: Andrew Geller

Beach Houses: Andrew Geller (Hardback)

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The Bra. The Box Kite. The Cat. The Milk Carton. The Reclining Picasso. These are the playful names given to the eccentric beach houses of Andrew Geller. Built in the 1950s and 1960s, these whimsical vacation homes reflected the idea of summer leisure for a generation more concerned with fun on the beach than ostentatious display. For clients in the Hamptons, the Jersey shore, and in New England, Geller built dozens of houses, most of wood, and most on modest budgets. Geller, who worked with Raymond Loewy and directed the design of such modernist landmarks as the Lever House in New York, combined a modern interest in light, breeze and functional living with playful form-making. These spirited houses, shown here through vintage photographs and drawings, still delight today and should inspire anyone interested in beach house living.

Architecture & DesignArchitectureIndividual architects, architectural firms, regional stylesArchitecture & DesignArchitectureResidential buildings, domestic buildingsArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesHistory of art: from c 1900 - Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press Publication Date: 01/04/2003 ISBN-13: 9781568983219  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Alastair Gordon is a contributing editor at House & Garden and a regular contributor to the New York Times.

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