Photographs by Zak Powers
Introduction by Paul GoldbergerA stunning collection of photographs immortalizing one of the most ambitious efforts at historic preservation ever undertaken.
In the early 1970s, Schlumberger oil-heiress Adelaide de Menil and her anthropologist husband Ted Carpenter purchased a one-hundred-acre potato farm in Easthampton, New York. They began acquiring, restoring, and moving to their property historically significant buildings of Long Island.
Eventually, the eighteen buildings assembled at 260 Further Lane came to serve as a living museum and a retreat for artists, writers, and other luminaries. Four decades later the couple returned the buildings to the community by having them moved to town land several miles away. Through the design of renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern they were interconnected underground and reinterpreted as East Hamptonís Town Hall where they now function as primary offices and space for the meetings and galas of the East Hampton community.
Photographer Zak Powers documents Further Lane with a breathtaking series of photographs of building exteriors, interiors, furnishings, and architectural details of Further Lane.
PAUL GOLDBERGER is the Architecture Critic for The New Yorker who began his career at The New York Times where his architecture criticism was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, the highest award in journalism. He is the author of several books including Why Architecture Matters, Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture, and UP FROM ZERO: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York.
ZAK POWERS is a freelance photographer whose life has been an unusual journey from the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, through much of South America, to the wilds of New York City. Before taking up photography full-time he worked as a carpenter, a chef, and a fisherman, among other things. He lives with his wife and daughter in New York.July 2011 $100.00 Clothbound (Can. $125.00)