GILDED MANSIONS. By Wayne Craven. Hardcover. 361 Pages. In Gilded Mansions:Grand Architecture and High Society celebrated art historian Wayne Craven tells the colorful story of America's first millionaire society- the way they lived and entertained, and the lavish artistic and cultural legacy they established as they competed to build some of the most memorable dwellings in the United States. Immensely readable and illustrated with 250 stunning color and black-and-white photographs and drawings, this beautiful book is history at its best.