Houses of the Hamptons

Paul Goldberger, Author, Ted Bickford, Photographer Alfred A. Knopf $65 (254p) ISBN 978-0-394-54260-7
According to New York Times architecture critic Goldberger, the Long Island towns of East Hampton, Southampton, Bridgehampton and the other areas that collectively comprise ""the Hamptons'' are ``perhaps the wealthiest second-home communities in the world'' and are ``famous for modern architecture.'' He provides a perceptive tour of the Hamptons, but the detailed comparison of building styles and discussion of the architects going back to the 17th century who have left an impact will primarily interest only specialists in the field. The abundant photos of breathtaking houses are arranged alphabetically by architect, a few of whom contribute their own perspectives on buildings in the area. The rarefied world of the Hamptons isn't a viable playland for all, but anyone can enjoy a visit via the pages of this showcase. (May)
Reviewed on: 05/01/1986
Release date: 05/01/1986
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