Item description for Keeping Time in Sag Harbor (Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places) by Stephen Longmire...
For 300 years, Sag Harbor has been a prism reflecting facets of American history, from its heyday as a whaling port worthy of mention in Moby-Dick, to a factory town shipping out Bulova watches to its latest reincarnation, as an alternative retreat to the exclusive Hamptons. Stephen Longmire explores its many stories in Keeping Time in Sag Harbor.
Sag Harbor's architecture encompasses buildings from the American Revolution to the present, including the stately eighteenth- and nineteenth-century mansions lining "Captains Row" and public buildings such as the early Custom House. The work to protect this architecture in the face of booming real estate development is at the heart of Longmire's account. Archival images and Longmire's own color photographs are interspersed with interviews with new and old residents, and together they reveal the evolving character of the village, as the book charts how Sag Harbor has struggled to retain its identity while learning to sustain itself on tourism.Keeping Time in Sag Harbor is an intimate portrait of a historic American village that stands as an example of the challenge facing American communities from Santa Fe to South Beach.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.1" Width: 9" Height: 0.9" Weight: 2.85 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2007
Publisher Center for American Places
ISBN 1930066694 ISBN13 9781930066694
Availability 0 units.
More About Stephen Longmire
<div><div><b>Stephen Longmire</b><i> </i>is a photographer and writer who has taught at Georgetown University and Columbia College Chicago and has written for such publications as <i>Afterimage</i> and <i>Doubletake</i>. His photographs have been widely exhibited, including at the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Guild Hall in East Hampton, and are in the permanent collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, among others. </div><div> </div></div>
Reviews - What do customers think about Keeping Time in Sag Harbor (Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places)?
Absolutely Beautiful Aug 12, 2008
Buy this book if you are looking for a book that captures the look and feel of a very special place. The photography is clear and lovingly represents Sag Harbor. The text is also very fine.
Historic overview Jul 7, 2008
I appreciate Sag Harbor history and fine photography. Thats why I rate it 5 stars. Over 90 percent of the plates are by the author. What really is great are interviews with people that count. A few never before seen old photos thrown in makes this book a nice collectors item.
A Visual Memory of Place Aug 10, 2007
If you live in a historic place, a beautiful place, near the sea or the mountains, or if you just love the place you live, this book provides a fascinating look at how our communities are being changed by the housing and real estate booms. It is a story of how one community copes, tries to keep its sense of history - and the families that lived that history at various stages - while, at the same time, trying to accommodate wealthy homeowners with a taste for building big homes or big additions for use a few weekends a year.
It is also the story of early America, shifting fortunes and economies, personalized through the eyes of its inhabitants, rich and poor.
And all wrapped in beautiful photographic images taken by the author and reproduced exquisitely page after page. Aspen, Nantucket, Cape Cod, Monterey, Sanibel, even small towns in rural Wisconsin...they've all seen one version or another of this story. This book captures the irony, the beauty, the inevitability, and the trauma of how the places we love are, in the way we think about them, as much a matter of memory as reality.