Archinect - News 2014-04-19T13:13:27-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/77854646/fire-island-architecture-of-seduction Fire Island: Architecture of seduction Nam Henderson 2013-07-25T00:51:00-04:00 >2013-07-25T01:14:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bbdi3925l0hwcrfc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I was amazed at the sort of uncanny way in which his work tracks the arc of gay liberation, like early 60s pavillions that provided refuge from a hostile world and then as you go through the 60s and into the Stonewall period the houses become literally open and voyeuristic. Full glass facades facing the ocean - Christopher Rawlins</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m9/m91j8do9t57hxc8e.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Leigh Paterson visited Fire Island and talked with Christopher Rawlins author of a new book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Island-Modernist-Architecture-Seduction/dp/1938922093" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction</a>. The two discussed the culture of this gay community and the work of this relatively unknown&nbsp;modernist architect, who helped shape it.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ye/ye698p8g73hxpcur.jpg" title=""></p>