Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island – documentary

Release Date:  2012

Director: Jake Gorst

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Locations of L.I. Shoots:

In Nassau County: 

Lattingtown, Glen Cove, Levittown, Lawrence and Jones Beach

In Suffolk County: 

Montauk, Amagansett, East Hampton, Northwest Harbor, West Hampton, Riverhead, Central Islip, Northport, Asharoken, Huntington Bay, Cold Spring Harbor and Fire Island Pines

Of Interest:

As a freelancer Mr. Geller did homes in Suffolk, Nassau – and in Connecticut, New Jersey and Virginia.  Through the Raymond Loewy office he did residential and commercial work nationally and overseas.

Above information supplied by Jake Gorst, Mr. Geller’s Grandson.

Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island explores the work of the region’s best postwar architects and designers, including Albert Frey, Wallace Harrison, Herbert Beckhard, Frank Lloyd Wright, Horace Gifford, Edward Durrell Stone, Marcel Breuer, Andrew Geller, Philip Johnson, Charles Gwathmey, Barbara and Julian Neski, and others. The film features interviews with architects and historians, as well as friends, families and clients of these influential designers. Both rare archival material and gorgeous current-day high-definition cinematography highlight Long Island’s often underappreciated modernist architectural treasures. “Long Island has a rich heritage of midcentury modern architecture,” says Director Jake Gorst. “Sadly, much of it has disappeared because of redevelopment and natural disaster. We believe the film will foster renewed awareness and appreciation for Long Island’s remaining modernist structures and its unique architectural history.