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The Chimneys is home to one of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.'s finest surviving Italianate gardens.

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Nola Anderson was the executive vice-president of a major Boston adverting agency before retiring to dedicate herself to the restoration of an historic property she had purchased with her husband. The Chimneys is a twenty-eight-acre oceanfront estate north of Boston with extensive gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. between 1902 and 1914. Accidentally at first, and then with increasing interest, expertise, and passion, Nola became immersed in the gardens, becoming proficient in their care and, ultimately, their continuing design and management. Before undertaking this monumental project, Nola had never gardened in her life. She also has never written a book. Clint Clemens' advertising photography has consistently received industry recognition, winning multiple Andy, Clio, and Kelly awards, the latter with a first overall. His photographs have been featured in many magazines including Communication Arts (cover), Lurzer's Archive Magazine, Graphis, Photographis, and Applied Arts. The international diversity of Clemens' clients requires him to travel tens of thousands of miles each year, interpreting their commercial interests with his unique visual acuity. His passion is cars, sports, and literally anything that moves. Clint Clemens' account list over the last several years includes: Jaguar, DHL, Coke, Toyota, Prada, Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, Volvo, Volkswagen, Specialized Bikes, The North Face, Asics, New Balance, Bell Helmets, Harley-Davidson, Chris Craft, Jeep Chrysler, NetJets, Nokia, Men's Journal.


Featuring spectacular photography...Immersion chronicles the birth and revival of a little-known garden designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. on a secluded 19th-century estate in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, known as the Chimneys.--Lynn Yaeger "Town & Country"

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