In their follow-up to The Hamptons: Life Behind the Hedges, authors Susan Meisel and Ellen Harris take the reader on yet another intimate journey through the Hamptons that they love. From the beaches to the farms and produce stands, from mansions to humble cottages, from sparkling backyard pools to lush gardens and manicured lawns, this insider's tour allows the reader a glimpse of a quieter side of the Hamptons. Often lost in the fray of traffic, shopping, and partying, the Hamptons revealed in these pages is a place long beloved by artists, writers, and those seeking respite from the rigors of the city. Through Meisel's gorgeous photography and the authors' personal, conversational text, the essence of the Hamptons is vividly conveyed. We see the surf caressing the sand as a white-hot sun kisses the water's edge; wisteria vines wending its way across the facade of a tiny cottage; wide open fields of perfectly plowed rows of potatoes wrapping around a huge red barn; a majestic mansion overlooking the bay; a gate, slightly ajar, reveals the interior of a well-groomed garden; a yellow table and chairs is set beside a velvet-purple lavender garden, so inviting for a bit of reading and an ice-cold lemonade. Perusing these images, it's easy why the Hamptons continue to draw people to come for a vacation...or to stay forever.
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Published May 1, 2004
by Harry N. Abrams.
History, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Travel.