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Gilded mansions : grand architecture and high society, Wayne Craven

Label
Gilded mansions : grand architecture and high society
Title
Gilded mansions
Title remainder
grand architecture and high society
Statement of responsibility
Wayne Craven
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A lavishly illustrated history of the opulent art and architecture of the Gilded Age. The Gilded Age (1865-1918) saw the sudden rise of America's first High Society, including such prominent families as the Astors, Whitneys, and Vanderbilts. As an aristocracy based on fortunes recently acquired, these families endeavored to live like Europe's blue-blooded nobility, shedding Puritan restraint as they joyously flaunted their new wealthespecially where their homes were concerned. They erected French chateaus and Italian palazzos on New York's Fifth Avenue, at Newport, and elsewhere, often taking inspiration from Parisian styles of the Second Empire. They rejected more modest American styles just as they rejected middle-class society, and for interior decoration they turned to such artisans as Tiffany, Herter Brothers, and Allard's of Paris. Immensely readable and illuminated with 250 stunning color and black-and-white illustrations, this is the fascinating story of America's first millionaire society, the way they lived and partied, and the lush artistic and cultural legacy they established. 100 color, 150 black-and-white illustrations
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Craven, Wayne
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA7511.4.N4
LC item number
C73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mansions
  • Millionaires
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and society
  • Architecture and society
  • High-Society
  • Herrenhaus
  • Architektur
  • Architektur
  • Haus
  • Herrenhaus
  • High-Society
  • Innenarchitektur
  • New York (NY, Region)
  • New York, NY
  • New York, NY
  • New York, NY
  • New York, NY
Label
Gilded mansions : grand architecture and high society, Wayne Craven
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-374) and index
Contents
An introduction to the Gilded Age -- Chap. 1. Society, Europe, and aristocracy: The empire of the Parvenu -- Chap. 2. The early mansions--Part One -- Chap. 3. The early mansions--Part Two -- Chap. 4. The Commodore and Beetlehead: The William Henry Vanderbilt Mansion -- Cahp. 5. Alva and William Kissam Vanderbilt: a Petit Château on Fifth Avenue -- Chap. 6. The Cornelius Vanderbilt II Mansion -- Chap. 7. Newport: Vernacular versus Grandeur -- Chap. 8. Richard Morris Hunt: Biltmore and the Rothschild Factor -- Chap. 9. The Astor Mansion -- Chap. 10. McKim, Mead and White: Origins of the firm and the early work at Newport -- Chap. 11. McKim, Mead and White: The Villard Houses -- Chap. 12. Stanford White: Collector, dealer, and interior decorator -- Chap. 13. The William C. Whitney houses -- Chap. 14. Newport revisited: Rosecliff, Crossways, The Elms -- Chap. 15. The progeny of the Petit Château and the Villard Houses -- Chap. 16. Facades in the modern French manner
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
383 p.
Isbn
9780393067545
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008012309
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)215172658
  • (OCoLC)ocn215172658
Label
Gilded mansions : grand architecture and high society, Wayne Craven
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-374) and index
Contents
An introduction to the Gilded Age -- Chap. 1. Society, Europe, and aristocracy: The empire of the Parvenu -- Chap. 2. The early mansions--Part One -- Chap. 3. The early mansions--Part Two -- Chap. 4. The Commodore and Beetlehead: The William Henry Vanderbilt Mansion -- Cahp. 5. Alva and William Kissam Vanderbilt: a Petit Château on Fifth Avenue -- Chap. 6. The Cornelius Vanderbilt II Mansion -- Chap. 7. Newport: Vernacular versus Grandeur -- Chap. 8. Richard Morris Hunt: Biltmore and the Rothschild Factor -- Chap. 9. The Astor Mansion -- Chap. 10. McKim, Mead and White: Origins of the firm and the early work at Newport -- Chap. 11. McKim, Mead and White: The Villard Houses -- Chap. 12. Stanford White: Collector, dealer, and interior decorator -- Chap. 13. The William C. Whitney houses -- Chap. 14. Newport revisited: Rosecliff, Crossways, The Elms -- Chap. 15. The progeny of the Petit Château and the Villard Houses -- Chap. 16. Facades in the modern French manner
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
383 p.
Isbn
9780393067545
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008012309
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)215172658
  • (OCoLC)ocn215172658

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