A haven for the world’s elite

The Hamptons in New York have long been a haven for the world’s elite, and its breathtaking views inspired Walt Whitman and Winslow Homer.  Residents including Gerald and Sara Murphy, Leger and Fitzgerald. Kurt Vonnegut, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol, found their inspiration in the “American Riviera”.

“The Big Book of the Hamptons” by Assouline celebrates the mysterious and romantic story of one of the world’s most iconic and luxurious neighborhoods, exploring the architecture and gardens of these secluded shelters.  Extravagant homes come to life through the stunning imagery in this luxurious book.

Spectacular estates in the region owned by business moguls from the Gilded Age were designed by legendary architects such as Stanford White, and compete with mansions of today’s hedge fund managers and celebrities who are attracted to this Long Island beachfront every summer.

 

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