Hamptons: Life Behind the Hedges

Hamptons: Life Behind the Hedges

by Susan P. Meisel, Ellen Harris
     
 
Welcome to the Hamptons, one of the most beloved, talked-about, and popular stretches of beach and country east of the Rockies. As the authors Susan Meisel and Ellen Harris write, "The Hamptons are like precious few places these days, and for us they have all the right ingredients: a little bit of fluff to make them inviting. This is where everybody loves the familiar

Overview

Welcome to the Hamptons, one of the most beloved, talked-about, and popular stretches of beach and country east of the Rockies. As the authors Susan Meisel and Ellen Harris write, "The Hamptons are like precious few places these days, and for us they have all the right ingredients: a little bit of fluff to make them inviting. This is where everybody loves the familiar landscape–the big sky, the long, white stretches of beach, and the country living edged by closeness of the ocean. It's the best of many worlds and a place to enjoy every day of the year."

About the Authors:
Susan P. Meisel wears many hats: she is an artist, a cook, a tennis player, and, with her husband, art dealer Louis Meisel, a collector of objects from ice cream scoops to extraordinary trees, and everything in between. Susan, Louis, and their son, Ari, live in New York City and Sagaponack. Like her friend Susan Meisel, Ellen Harris is also an avid tennis player and collector; tramp art, transferware, and quilts are just some of the things she and her husband, Brian, collect. They live in New Jersey and Sagaponack. Not surprisingly, the two women met each other at a flea market in the Hamptons ten years ago and have been friends and co-collectors ever since. The Hamptons: Life Behind the Hedges offers an insider's view of this remarkable area, located along the East End of Long Island. The authors, both of whom live in Sagaponack with their families, present the Hamptons they know and love: where the beach is never more than a mile away, where flea markets and fruit and vegetable stands abound, and where recreation is a serious activity. It's a place for friends and families to mingle at barbeques and beach outings, and it's also a place where a bicycle and a good book can bring you privacy whenever you want. For city dwellers, the Hamptons offer a luxury no amount of urban life can buy: a sky rich with color at dawn or dusk and studded with stars at night.

In this personal portrait of the Hamptons, more than 200 spectacular color photographs taken by Susan Meisel show us the beach at all times of day, gardens formal and wild, fields cultivated for their delicious produce (corn, potatoes, and tomatoes are all Long Island favorites), and homes that are loved and lived in. Here, especially, is where The Hamptons: Life Behind the Hedges shines, for it is the photographs of home dwellers, with their country furnishings and quirky collections, their art works and indoor/outdoor lifestyles, that reveal the real Hamptons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810934313
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
9.87(w) x 10.37(h) x 0.75(d)

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