At Leisure

May 2, 2008

As the weather warms up and the summer months start approaching on the calendar, many people begin to daydream about trips to the beach. An unusual realization of this dream is the topic of a new book by BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department faculty member Paul Sahre: Leisurama Now: The Beach House for Everyone (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008), which looks at the history of the 250 Leisurama beach houses built at Culloden Shores in Montauk, Long Island in the 1960s. Originally conceived as affordable, pre-fab vacation homes for working-class Americans, the Leisurama homes are a peculiar slice of architectural Americana that Sahre documents with a trove of text, photographs, historical documentation and oral histories.

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