Houses Of The Sundown Sea
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Price
£49.99

Format
Hardcover with Jacket

Publishing Date
01/04/2012

Pages
240 pages

Height
305mm

Width
254mm

Illustrations
250 full colour photographs

Rights
UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Central & South America, Caribbean

ISBN
9781419700491

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Houses Of The Sundown Sea

The Architectural Vision of Harry Gesner


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.

About the Author(s)
Lisa Germany and Juergen Nogai

Lisa Germany is the author of Great Houses of Texas and is a widely published expert on architecture. Juergen Nogai is a noted architectural photographer and the former business partner of famed photographer Julius Shulman.

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