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

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Chronicle Books, Apr 1, 2002 - Art - 176 pages
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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.

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A complement to this visual tome is the more narrative Hamptons Bohemia, which offers a successful account of the heritage of artistry in the area. Art historian Harrison and Denne (English, Baruch ... Read full review


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Helen A. Harrison is an art historian, art critic for the New York Times, and director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, New York. A resident of Sag Harbor, New York, she has lectured and published widely on 20th-century Americ

Constance Ayers Denne a Professor of English at Baruch College, CUNY, is a leading authority on the work of James Fenimore Cooper. Her book reviews, lectures, books, articles, and other literary endeavors have earned acclaim in the United States and abroad

Edward Albee, the renowned playwright and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, is a longtime resident of Montauk, New York.

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