Houses of the Sundown Sea

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Houses of the Sundown Sea

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Houses of the Sundown Sea:

  • An exploration of the daring work of influential American architect Harry Gesner, through 15 of his most spectacular houses, set in the hills of Southern California.
  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages

Measurements: 10" x 12"

Care: Wipe with a dry cloth

Published: April 1, 2012

Official book description:

For more than 60 years, passersby have strained to catch a glimpse of maverick architect Harry Gesner's houses in Southern California. This is the first book to examine Gesner's architecture, tracing his career from 1945 to the present and opening the doors to 15 of Gesner's intriguing homes, all located in or near Los Angeles and built in the 1950s and 1960s. An insightful and revealing text accompanies new photography by Juergen Nogai along with historical photographs and Gesner's own drawings, floor plans, and blueprints drawn from his remarkably rich archive. Gesner's utterly unique, often eccentric and unorthodox designs are outside the canons of doctrinaire modernism, yet he is undoubtedly a Modernist, and one whose romantic, quixotic nature has caused his truly extraordinary body of work to be overlooked by many—until now.

Material: Paper

Care: Wipe with a dry cloth

Brand: Abrams

Founded in 1949, Abrams has the distinction of being the first publishing house in the United States to specialize in art and illustrated books. Today the New York-based company maintains seven imprints and counts writer Susan Orlean, photographer Richard Avedon, and graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister among its stable of authors. Abrams catalogs list beautifully designed volumes that contain everything from cooking, architecture, decoration, sports and entertainment, pop culture, and children’s comics.