Horace Gifford's sustainable Fire Island beach houses

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Fire Island Modernist

"Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction" is a new book by Christopher Rawlins that chronicles the life and work of an architect whose beach houses were a lesson in sustainable design before green building was in vogue.

Ten years of archival work went into the creation of the book, and this slide show provides a taste of Rawlins' findings.

Images courtesy of Christopher Rawlins and ARTBOOK.

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