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Events July 2015

DOCOMOMO NY/TRIModern Conversations Series

Modern Conversation with Jake Gorst on Andrew Geller: Deconstructed

July 14, 2015

Our next Modern Conversation, which we’re co-hosting with the AIA NY Historic Buildings Committee, will feature Jake Gorst, author of the recent book Andrew Geller: Deconstructed. Gorst will share insight about his book and the career of architect and artist Andrew Geller, who was the author's grandfather. Geller is known for his whimsical, Modern beach houses, such as the Pearlroth House, Elizabeth Reese House, Esquire Weekend House, and the Leisurama development in the Hamptons.

Andrew Geller: Deconstructed brings together interviews, both formal and informal, as well as many artifacts and treasures culled from Geller’s vast personal collection of never-before-published drawings and personal photographs. Included are stories and images not only of his celebrated beach houses, but also of many lesser-known buildings and early artworks, making this the definitive volume on Andrew Geller. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

Jake Gorst has spent the past two decades researching and documenting mid-century modern architecture in print and film. Gorst is an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and the director of Mainspring Pictures Ltd. Recent films directed by him include The Nature of Modernism: E. Stewart Williams, Architect (2014), Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island (2012), William Krisel, Architect (2010), Journeyman Architect: The Life and Work of Donald Wexler (2009) and Desert Utopia: Mid-Century Architecture in Palm Springs (2006). 

Tuesday July 14, 6:00 PM

Reception to follow
Häfele showroom
25 E 26th St, New York, NY
Free for DOCOMOMO and AIA members; $10 general admission
More details and RSVP here

Top photo: Posing for publicity shots at the Phil George House, Sagaponack, New York, 1963. From Andrew Geller: Deconstructed by Jake Gorst © 2015, published by Glitterati Incorporated. Botton photo: Andrew Geller: Deconstructed by Jake Gorst


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