Houses of the Hamptons, 1880-1930. Revised.
Gary Lawrance and Anne Surchin
12x10 inches, 334 pp.
Clothbound, dust jacket $85
Over 350 illustrations, including 109 color and numerous floor plans. JULY 2013
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HOUSES OF THE
HAMPTONS, 1880–1930 explores more than 30 houses, many
designed by some of America’s leading architects–McKim, Mead & White, John
Russell Pope, Harrie T. Lindeberg–and by less well-known but
equally gifted designers such as
Edward Purcel Mellon, Isaac H. Green, and John Custis Lawrence.
The great summer places of the Hamptons present an ensemble of exceptional
architectural variety and achievement.
Illustrated with more than
350 photographs and floor plans, the book provides a rich and informative
portrait of the American leisure class at play. Authors Gary Lawrance and Anne
Surchin lead the reader on a tour of a bygone era when couples in white flannel
played tennis or croquet on verdant lawns or when America’s aristocracy flocked
to watch the students of William Merritt Chase’s Shinnecock Art School at their
paintings. The revised edition
features 4 additional chapters and new color photography. The volume also contains
a comprehensive bibliography, and a portfolio of some 40 grand residences of
this beautiful and unsurpassed vacation enclave. Preview the book