Houses of the Hamptons
"The phenomenon we call "The Hamptons" - the epitome of high society, leisure, and affluence, that place of worldly glamour and every pleasure, natural and unnatural, that money can buy - began as a group of Puritan villages along Long Island's south shore before it was discovered at the end of the 19th century by artists and the fashionably rich.
HOUSES OF THE HAMPTONS, 1880-1930, Illustrated with more that 300 photographs and floor plans - including rare archival images not seen in years - authors Gary Lawrance and Anne Surchin lead the reader on a tour of a bygone era through this beautiful and unsurpassed vacation enclave, when couples in white flannel played tennis or croquet on verdant laws or when America's elit flocke to watch the students of William Merritt Chase's Shinnecock Art School at their paintings."
375 glorious photographs on 354 pages - a fabulous summertime gift and historical account of The Hamptons!
Copy and cover artwork, courtesy of Acanthus Press