HOUSES OF THE HAMPTONS, 1880 – 1930 (Revised Edition) 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.