Weekend Utopia: Modern Living in the Hamptons

Alastair Gordon, Author, Mark Lamster, Editor
Alastair Gordon, Author, Mark Lamster, Editor Princeton Architectural Press $45 (172p) ISBN 978-1-56898-272-4
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For a good beach read (or a distraction from traffic on the Long Island Expressway) the coffee table-sized Weekend Utopia: Modern Living in the Hamptons chronicles successive waves of refuge seekers and the architectural innovations they spurred on, culminating in New York's beachfront babylon. After a decade as an East Hampton Star columnist and with his current gig as a House & Garden contributing editor, Alistair Gordon has an insider's knowledge of the area, which he supplements with 75 color and 100 b&w illustrations and photos. From the late-19th-century ""Tile Club"" to Pollock, De Kooning & Co. to today's moguls, Gordon's eye for the convergence of arts, architecture and commerce is unerring. ( July)
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