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Author/Artist Craven, Wayne.
Title Gilded mansions : grand architecture and high society / Wayne Craven.
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher/Date New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2009.
Description 383 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
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 Frick Book Stacks  NA7511.4.N4 C73 2009    CHECKED OUT - ASK AT REF DESK
Table of Contents
 An Introduction to the Gilded Age7
Ch. 1Society, Europe, and Aristocracy: The Empire of the Parvenu19
Ch. 2The Early Mansions - Part One33
Ch. 3The Early Mansions - Part Two53
Ch. 4The Commodore and Beetlehead: The William Henry Vanderbilt Mansion81
Ch. 5Alva and William Kissam Vanderbilt: A Petit Chateau on Fifth Avenue107
Ch. 6The Cornelius Vanderbilt II Mansion129
Ch. 7Newport: Vernacular versus Grandeur151
Ch. 8Richard Morris Hunt: Biltmore and The Rothschild Factor185
Ch. 9The Astor Mansion207
Ch. 10McKim, Mead and White: Origins of the Firm and the Early Work at Newport227
Ch. 11McKim, Mead and White: The Villard Houses239
Ch. 12Stanford White: Collector, Dealer, and Interior Decorator257
Ch. 13The William C. Whitney Houses275
Ch. 14Newport Revisited: Rosecliff Crossways, and The Elms291
Ch. 15The Progeny of the Petit Chateau and the Villard Houses309
Ch. 16Facades in the Modern French Manner337
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-374) and index.
LC subject Mansions -- New York (State) -- New York.
Millionaires -- Homes and haunts -- New York (State) -- New York.
Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century.
Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture and society -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century.
Architecture and society -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780393067545 (hardcover)
0393067548 (hardcover)
WorldCat no. 215172658

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