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Biltmore Estate

Author : John Bryan
Publisher : Rizzoli
Page : 166 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 1994-09-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015032099114

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Original architectural drawings, sketches, plans, 19th century photographs, and new color photographs give the history and description of this architectural landmark.

The Last Castle

Author : Denise Kiernan
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 457 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2017-09-26
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781476794068

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A New York Times bestseller with an "engaging narrative and array of detail” (The Wall Street Journal), the “intimate and sweeping” (Raleigh News & Observer) untold, true story behind the Biltmore Estate—the largest, grandest private residence in North America, which has seen more than 120 years of history pass by its front door. The story of Biltmore spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family, and features a captivating cast of real-life characters including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Teddy Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York’s best known families. She grew up in Newport and Paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt was one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society. But none of this prepared her to be mistress of Biltmore House. Before their marriage, the wealthy and bookish Vanderbilt had dedicated his life to creating a spectacular European-style estate on 125,000 acres of North Carolina wilderness. He summoned the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to tame the grounds, collaborated with celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt to build a 175,000-square-foot chateau, filled it with priceless art and antiques, and erected a charming village beyond the gates. Newlywed Edith was now mistress of an estate nearly three times the size of Washington, DC and benefactress of the village and surrounding rural area. When fortunes shifted and changing times threatened her family, her home, and her community, it was up to Edith to save Biltmore—and secure the future of the region and her husband’s legacy. This is the fascinating, “soaring and gorgeous” (Karen Abbott) story of how the largest house in America flourished, faltered, and ultimately endured to this day.

Biltmore Estate

Author : Ellen Erwin Rickman
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 132 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : History
ISBN : 0738517496

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Presents a pictorial look at the history of the Biltmore Estate and the lives of the Vanderbilt family.

The Mystery of Biltmore House

Author : Carole Marsh
Publisher : Gallopade International
Page : 164 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2010-01-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780635068972

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The Mystery of Biltmore House by Carole Marsh Pdf

Set at America's largest private residence-250 rooms-with real secret passages! Readers learn about the Victorian era when electricity & other "newfangled" things kids take for granted today first came to be. Napoleon, the Vanderbilts, & some of America's greatest writers figure into the plot, as does natural resource conservation.

A Guide to Biltmore Estate

Author : Rachel Carley
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 116 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : History
ISBN : 1885378017

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Biltmore Estate, The: Gardens and Grounds

Author : Bill Alexander
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2015
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781467134484

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Biltmore Estate, The: Gardens and Grounds by Bill Alexander Pdf

Hundreds of ornately decorated rooms, gardens and greenery and more--Walk through the history of the Biltmore Estate, one of America's many displays of personal wealth and decadence. In the spring of 1888, George Washington Vanderbilt returned to New York after spending weeks exploring the countryside near Asheville, North Carolina. Thinking it was the perfect place to build his home, Vanderbilt promptly sent his agent to begin quietly buying contiguous tracts of land until he had several thousand acres. Soon, he began constructing what would become America's largest private residence. He commissioned two of America's preeminent designers, architect Richard Morris Hunt and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, to collaborate with him in planning his estate, which he named Biltmore. To complement the 250-room French Renaissance-style chateau, Olmsted worked closely with Hunt to create a vast landscape of pleasure gardens and grounds with miles of scenic drives through parklands, productive farms, and the country's first scientifically managed forest. Today, Biltmore is a National Historic Landmark privately owned by Vanderbilt's descendants.

Lady on the Hill

Author : Howard E. Covington
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 360 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2006-03-10
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015064695623

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Lady on the Hill by Howard E. Covington Pdf

In the late 1950s, attorneys, financial managers, and tax accountants were united in advising Cecil and his brother, George, to sell off the estate's 12,000 acres in order to create a suburban subdivision. Cecil quietly ignored this advice and came up with a better idea: over the next four decades, he would turn this down-at-the-heels mansion that was a drain on the family business into the most successful, privately preserved historic site in the United States, perhaps even the world.

Exploring Biltmore Estate from A to Z

Author : Chris Kinsley
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 80 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2015
Category : HISTORY
ISBN : 9781626199057

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Exploring Biltmore Estate from A to Z by Chris Kinsley Pdf

This entertaining seek-and-find alphabet book invites you to explore twenty-six must-see places at Biltmore Estate, offering beautiful photographs, clever rhymes and hidden animals on every page. Children will discover everything from colorful gardens and underground tunnels to towering rooftops and lively farm animals. Included are fun facts about Biltmore's history in an illustrated glossary and a kid-friendly map for planning your journey. Whether you use this book as a guide for an upcoming visit to Biltmore or as a souvenir to commemorate your stay, a magical adventure awaits you and your family!

Biltmore Estate Specialities of the House

Author : Oxmoor House
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Cooking
ISBN : 0848712463

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Biltmore Estate Specialities of the House by Oxmoor House Pdf

Taste the grandeur and opulence of the Victorian Era by visiting the pages of this exquisite cookbook. Discover delicious historic recipes from the private collection of Mrs. George Washington Vanderbilt, updated to accommodate life in the 1990s. They are joined by the renowned recipes of Deerpark Restaurant, located on the Biltmore Estate.

Serafina and the Black Cloak

Author : Robert Beatty
Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
Page : 258 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2015-07-14
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781484715116

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Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty Pdf

"Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul." Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of the Biltmore estate.There's plenty to explore in her grand home, although she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa, the estate's maintenance man, have secretly lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember. But when children at the estate start disappearing, only Serafina knows who the culprit is:a terrifying man in a black cloak who stalks Biltmore's corridors at night. Following her own harrowing escape, Serafina risks everything by joining forces with Braeden Vanderbilt, the young nephew of the Biltmore's owners. Braeden and Serafina must uncover the Man in the Black Cloak's true identity...before all of the children vanish one by one. Serafina's hunt leads her into the very forest that she has been taught to fear. There she discovers a forgotten legacy of magic, one that is bound to her own identity. In order to save the children of Biltmore, Serafina must seek the answers that will unlock the puzzle of her past.

The Birth of Forestry in America

Author : Carl Alwin Schenck
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 1974
Category : Nature
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036832249

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Author : Inc. Fodor's Travel Publications
Publisher : Fodor's
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2009-04-07
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781400008926

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Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences. Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in Great Smoky Mountains National Park! •Fodor’s In Focus Great Smoky Mountains National Parkfeatures options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, soyoumake the choices to planyourtrip of a lifetime. •If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Reports of the U.S. Board of Tax Appeals

Author : United States. Board of Tax Appeals
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1504 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 1939
Category : Taxation
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063087279

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Stickwork

Author : Patrick Dougherty
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Page : 255 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2013-07-02
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781616891954

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Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist Patrick Dougherty creates works of art inseparable with nature and the landscape. With a dazzling variety of forms seamlessly intertwined with their context, his sculptures evoke fantastical images of nests, cocoons, cones, castles, and beehives. Over the last twenty-five years, Dougherty has built more than two hundred works throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia that range from stand-alone structures to a kind of modern primitive architecture--every piece mesmerizing in its ability to fly through trees, overtake buildings, and virtually defy gravity. Stickwork, Dougherty's first monograph, features thirty-eight of his organic, dynamic works that twist the line between architecture, landscape, and art. Constructed on-site using locally sourced materials and local volunteer labor, Dougherty's sculptures are tangles of twigs and branches that have been transformed into something unexpected and wild, elegant and artful, and often humorous. Sometimes freestanding, and other times wrapping around trees, buildings, railings, and rooms, they are constructed indoors and in nature. As organic matter, the stick sculptures eventually disintegrate and fade back into the landscape. Featuring a wealth of photographs and drawings documenting the construction process of each remarkable structure, Stickwork preserves the legend of the man who weaves the simplest of materials into a singular artistic triumph.