The Centerbrook Architects Lectures Series: Filmmaker/Producer Jake Gorst Presents The Work Of Architect Andrew Geller

April 4, 2013

Friday April 12th at 7 p.m. at the Essex Town Hall

Filmmaker Jake Gorst, who also happens to be Geller’s grandson will speak about Geller (1924-2011), who designed hundreds of innovative and influential modern structures during an important era of 20th century creativity and expressionism. Geller’s association with industrial designer Raymond Loewy led to significant contributions to historic structures such as New York’s famed Lever House and The World Trade Center. His freelance vacation home architecture reflected a lighthearted playfulness and a mastery of the balance between fantasy and everyday reality. The Wall Street Journal architecture editorialist Alastair Gordon described Geller as the “architect of happiness”.

Gorst is an Emmy® award winning producer and director Recent film productions include the Emmy award-winning documentary, “Farmboy” (2006), currently in national PBS broadcast distribution, “The Rise and Fall of Books”, “Journeyman Architect: The Life and Work of Donald Wexler”, and associate production on “Andrew Geller: A Spatial Encounter”.
Take a look at the trailer for Modern Tide, directed by Jake Gorst.

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