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Stanford White, Architect

White, Samuel G.; White, Elizabeth

Verlag: Rizzoli, 2008
ISBN 10: 0847830799 / ISBN 13: 9780847830794
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Titel: Stanford White, Architect

Verlag: Rizzoli

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

Einband: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Veterans Rooms Seventh Regiment Armory New York 1880 Farragut Memorial Madison Square, New York 1881 Alden Villa Cornwall, Pennsylvania 1884 Newport Casino Theater Newport, Rhode Island 1881 Isaac Bell House Newport, Rhode Island 1883 Villard Houses New York 1885 Lovely Lane Methodist Church Baltimore, Maryland 1887 Church of the Ascension New York 1888 Players Club New York 1889 Madison Square Garden New York 1891 Century Association New York 1891 Box Hill Stanford White summer house Saint James, New York 1892, 1898, 1902 Metropolitan Club New York 1894 New York Herald Building New York 1895 Head of the Harbor Kate Wetherill House Saint James, New York 1895 Gould Library, New York University University Heights, Bronx, New York 1898 121 East 21st Street Stanford White city house New York 1898 Rosecliff Hermann Oelrichs House Newport, rhode Island 1902 Ferncliff Casino (now called Astor Courts) Rhinebeck, New York 1904 Tiffany & Co New York 1906 Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church New York 1906 Payne Whitney House New York 1906 Prison Ship Martyrs Monument Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn 1907. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0847830799

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Inhaltsangabe: Through all-new, full-color photography, Stanford White, Architect is the first book to explicitly feature the work of the principal genius of the illustrious American architecture firm of McKim, Mead & White. The firm was also a prime mover in the realm of residential design, with Stanford White as its visionary head. As an architect of opulent houses?in Newport, Rhode Island, along the Hudson, on the Long Island Gold Coast, and elsewhere?Stanford White had few peers. His genius for this form is expressed nowhere more wonderfully than in such personal masterpieces as his country home Box Hill and his city home in Gramercy Park. Along with residential commissions for such eminent American families as the Vanderbilts, Astors, Pulitzers, Paynes, and Whitneys, Stanford White lent his eye and hand to New York?s Pennsylvania Station, Brooklyn Museum, The American Academy in Rome, and the Boston Public Library, as well as many diverse commissions, including social clubs, public buildings, churches, monuments, university buildings, and many other forms, each of which is represented in this landmark volume.

Umschlagtext: Stanford White (1853-1906), arguably the most celebrated American architect of his day, was the visionary genius of the illustrious architecture firm McKim, Mead & White. A defining figure of the so-called Gilded Age, White lived an extravagant life, which ended prematurely in a sensational death. His celebrity as a result was such that perceptions of the man have to some degree distracted attention from an extraordinary body of work. Now, more than a century since his passing, the enduring quality of White's architectural legacy becomes ever more apparent as the circumstances of his life and death fade to the background. In acknowledgment of this legacy, Stanford White Architect comprehensively explores White's sumptuously rich oeuvre--from the residences he designed for himself and his wife, Bessie, both at Box Hill in Saint James, Long Island, and at Gramercy Park in New York; to the extraordinary and opulent houses he deigned for others, such as Rosecliff in Newport, Rhode Island, and the Payne Whitney House in New York; to those works beyond the residential, including such masterpieces as Newport Casino Theatre in Rhode Island, the Century Association in New York, and the no longer standing Moorish fantasy cum pleasure pavilion Madison Square Garden. Stanford White Architect will serve for generations to come as a vivid testament to a resplendent life in architecture.

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