Archinect - News 2015-10-09T19:57:21-04:00 Fire Island: Architecture of seduction Nam Henderson 2013-07-25T00:51:00-04:00 >2013-07-25T01:14:41-04:00 <img src="" 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="" title=""></p> <p> Leigh Paterson visited Fire Island and talked with Christopher Rawlins author of a new book, <a href="" 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="" title=""></p>