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Andrew Geller: Deconstructed

Andrew Geller, famed architect and artist, is known for his whimsical, modern beach houses, such as Pearlroth House, Elizabeth Reese House, Esquire Weekend House, and the Leisurama development in New York’s Hamptons. In Andrew Geller: Deconstructed, Jake Gorst, Mr. Geller’s grandson, celebrates the life and work of his grandfather, often referred to as the “architect of happiness.” Geller nicknamed his imaginative buildings with such names as Butterfly, the Box Kite, Milk Carton, and Grasshopper.

Gorst brings together two-decades worth of 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 within are stories and images not only of his now
famous beach houses, but also of the many lesser-known buildings and early
artworks, making this the definitive volume on this quixotic architectural
icon.

Gorst’s intent in writing this volume—to share this wealth of information
and provide an intimate glimpse into the inner workings of the artist—is
here fully actualized, rendering a vivid portrait of a man whose main drive
in life was to create beauty in whatever he did. The book also reveals
Geller’s personal side through anecdotes, his family history, and Gorst’s
relationship with his grandfather, the famed architect.

Posted January 15th, 2015 by Otto


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