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About the Book:
How did an argument in a Moscow kitchen between Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev result in the development of 200 midcentury modern vacation houses in the fishing community of Montauk, New York?
“Leisurama” homes were designed in the office of industrial designer Raymond Loewy, sold through Macy’s Department Store, and were delivered to the buyer fully furnished—down to the towels and toothbrushes. The culmination of 17 years of research by documentary filmmaker Jake Gorst, Leisurama: Vacation Homes for the Average American, Brought to You by Geniuses, Spin Doctors and Dreamers chronicles the evolution of Leisurama from its inception, starting with developer Herbert Sadkin, through the 1964 World’s Fair, to present day.
About the Author:
Jake Gorst is an Emmy awarding winning filmmaker and writer. Recent documentaries include Frey: The Architectural Envoy (2018) and The Nature of Modernism: E. Stewart Williams, Architect (2014). He is the author of the book Andrew Geller: Deconstructed (Glitterati, 2015) and a contributing writer to The Architect’s Newspaper and Modern magazine.
216 pages, 8 5/8 x 10 7/16”, 3-piece case hardcover
More than 350 four-color and black and white photographs