Learning From LongHouse
By Jack Lenor Larsen
Garden / Interior Design
120 Pages / Over 75 Illustrations
Legendary textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen’s home, LongHouse, located on 16 acres in East Hampton, New York, was built as a case study to exemplify a creative approach to contemporary life. He believes visitors experiencing art in living spaces have a unique learning experience – more meaningful than the best media. Inspired by the famous Japanese shrine at Ise, LongHouse presents Larsen’s collection of objects and furniture but it is the gardens with their unique sculptures that make a visit to LongHouse most memorable. The gardens feature works by Yoko Ono, Eric Fischl, Lynda Benglis, Dale Chihuly, Sol LeWitt, Willem de Kooning, Takashi Soga, and Kiki Smith. Learning from LongHouse also includes Larsen’s experiences and tips about gardens and gardening – one of his lifelong passions.
About the Author
Jack Lenor Larsen founded the firm that bears his name in 1952. Over the past five decades, Larsen – the company – has grown steadily to become a dominant resource for signature fabrics. Known as an innovator, Larsen has won many awards and is one of four Americans ever to be honored with an exhibition in the Palais du Louvre. More than a weaver, Mr. Larsen is a scholar, world traveler, and an authority on traditional and contemporary crafts.