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Hamptons Bohemia: Two Centuries of Artists and Writers on the Beach

Harrison, Helen; Ayers, Constance

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ISBN 10: 0811833763 / ISBN 13: 9780811833769
Edité par Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, 2002
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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First edition 2002, first printing, number line starts with 1. Hardcover in full cloth with DJ. Condition new, square tight and crisp book, no edgewear, no markings of any kind, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent pages, Not a reminder. DJ fine, bright and shiny, no tears no chips no edgewear, one tiny nick on the corner, Price Not clipped. 4to, 176 pages, illustrated with color and b/w images, mapped endpapers, bibliography, index. N° de réf. du libraire 012031

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Titre : Hamptons Bohemia: Two Centuries of Artists ...

Éditeur : Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA

Date d'édition : 2002

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :New

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Edition : 1st Edition

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For more than two centuries, the Hamptons have been home to a vibrant community of artists and writers, lured by the golden dunes, refreshing breezes, radiant landscapes, and frequent visits from the Muse. It was here that Winslow Homer painted bathers and strollers on the ocean beach and Lee Krasner created her Earth Series in a cramped studio shared with her husband, Jackson Pollock. From Herman Melville to F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck to George Plimpton, these are just a few of the gifted figures to draw inspiration from this famous and fashionable retreat. Richly illustrated with archival photos and reproductions of the artists' work, Hamptons Bohemia chronicles the evolution of a community and the colorful characters who have inhabited it.


An unspoiled coastline bathed in spectacular light--just far enough from Manhattan bustle--made the Hamptons seductive for generations of creative types. Hamptons Bohemia: Two Centuries of Artists and Writers on the Beach is an entertaining survey of the personalities who found a summer or year-round haven on the southeastern end of Long Island. Numerous color photographs--of artworks, personalities, and landscape views--offer inviting glimpses of the shifting tides of culture. The story begins with early 19th-century figures like James Fenimore Cooper, who abandoned a failing whaling business to take up writing novels. Then came the genteel landscape painters with their portable easels and sunshades. By the 1950s (the era of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, and many others), bohemia was in full swing. Since then the Hamptons have become a clubby getaway for artists who've already made it, from Kurt Vonnegut to Julian Schnabel. --Cathy Curtis

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Art, Architecture, World an American history, First editions

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