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The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age by Arnold Lewis,James Turner,Steven McQuillin Pdf
Best source of information and illustrations for private houses in Eastern cities during the early 1880s. Rare photographs of mansions belonging to Vanderbilt, Morgan, Grant, and many others. Extensive, informative new text.
Gabriel P. Weisberg,DeCourcy E. McIntosh,Alison McQueen,Frick Art & Historical Center
Author : Gabriel P. Weisberg,DeCourcy E. McIntosh,Alison McQueen,Frick Art & Historical Center Publisher : Unknown Page : 456 pages File Size : 54,6 Mb Release : 1997 Category : Art patronage ISBN : PSU:000056899078
Collecting in the Gilded Age by Gabriel P. Weisberg,DeCourcy E. McIntosh,Alison McQueen,Frick Art & Historical Center Pdf
The family names of Byers, Lockhart, Porter, Watson, Peacock, Oliver, and Thaw stand out among those collectors whose prized paintings have been dispersed over the decades, leaving behind mere hints of Pittsburgh's active role in the international art market.
The Architecture of Andrew Thomas Taylor by Susan Wagg Pdf
By the year 1900, architect Andrew Taylor had designed Bank of Montreal branches across the continent and much of McGill University, helped found the McGill School of Architecture, and played a critical role in creating the first professional organization for Quebec architects. In The Architecture of Andrew Thomas Taylor, Susan Wagg presents a groundbreaking study of the life and work of a major figure in nineteenth-century Canadian architecture. Born in Edinburgh and trained in Scotland and England, Taylor spent two decades in Canada between 1883 and 1904, designing some of Montreal's most iconic landmarks. Wagg places his career amidst the wealth of opportunities provided by Canada's high society and captains of industry. Taylor's Canadian relatives, Montreal's powerful Redpath family, brought him into contact with the small group of financiers and entrepreneurs who controlled Canada's destiny. With the support of such influential patrons as Sir William Macdonald and the Bank of Montreal, Taylor successfully confronted dramatic changes in building technology as iron and steel were increasingly used and buildings grew ever taller. He innovatively adapted English and American styles to the Canadian environment, designing structures distinctively suited to their place in history. Positioning Taylor's extensive designs within the context of his time, The Architecture of Andrew Thomas Taylor firmly establishes his work as a cornerstone of Canadian architecture.
The sumptuous brocades, damasks, toiles, tapestries, chintzes, and other fabrics of F. Schumacher & Co. have graced the walls and furnishings of some of the century's great buildings--from the White House and the Supreme Court to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and the Metropolitan Opera House. This book chronicles 100 years of American taste in elegant interiors revealed by the Schumacher company's archival collection. 250 photographs.
The designer of such landmarks as the Washington Square Arch, the New York Herald and Tiffany Buildings, and the homes of captains of American industry, Stanford White is a legendary figure in the history of American architecture. Yet while the exteriors and floor plans of his designs have been extensively studied and written about, no book has fully examined the other aspect of his career, which claimed at least half of his time and creativity. Wayne Craven's work offers the first study of Stanford White as an interior decorator and a dealer in antiques and the fine arts. Craven also offers a vivid portrait of the sweeping social and cultural changes taking place in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He places White's work as an interior decorator within the context of the lives and society of the nouveaux riches who built unprecedented fortunes during the Industrial Revolution. Rejecting the dominant middle-class tastes and values of the United States, the Whitneys, Vanderbilts, Astors, Paynes, Mackays, and other wealthy New York families saw themselves as the new aristocracy and desired the prestige and trappings accorded to Old World nobility. Stanford White fulfilled their hunger for aristocratic recognition by adorning their glamorous Fifth Avenue mansions and Long Island estates with the sculptures, stained-glass windows, coats of arms, and carved fireplaces of the European past. Interior decorators such as White did more than just buy single pieces for these families. They purchased entire rooms from palazzos, chateaux, villas, nunneries, and country houses; had them dismantled; and shipped—both furnishings and architectural elements—to their American clients. Through Stanford White's activities, Craven uncovers the mostly, but not always, legal business of dealing in antiquities, as American money entered and changed the European art market. Based on the archives of the Avery Architectural Library of Columbia University and the New-York Historical Society, this book recovers a neglected yet significant part of White's career, which lasted from the 1870s to his murder in 1906. White not only set the bar for twentieth-century architecture but also defined the newly emerging profession of interior design.
Dream House by Ulysses Grant Dietz,Sam Watters Pdf
Recognizable to millions as a symbol of the American presidency, the White House was first an American home. From 1800 until 1960, it kept pace with changing ideals of the American house and garden. That ended when Jacqueline Kennedy redecorated the White House as a museum to upper-class taste. Today the Obamas are pulling it back to its role as an American home. This book looks at the president's house in the context of American house design and decoration. Hundreds of historic photographs, plans, and drawings compare it to other American houses, gardens, and interiors, showing the White House as it changed through decades of interior renovation, rebuilding, and landscaping.--From publisher description.
Contemporary Authors by Scot Peacock,Terrie M. Rooney Pdf
Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors(R). Authors in this volume include: Diane Arbus Nina Kiriki Hoffman Michael Moore
Linked with wealth and power since the 1860s, the Vanderbilts have often been regarded as America's "royal family". Here are 25 of their spectacular houses built during the country's Gilded Age, the height of Vanderbilt preeminence. The dwellings include Fifth Avenue townhouses, luxurious Newport summer palaces, and vast Adirondack mountain retreats. Illustrated.