Newport Villas: The Revival Styles 1885-1935

* Read ^ Newport Villas: The Revival Styles 1885-1935 by Michael C. Kathrens ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB. Newport Villas: The Revival Styles 1885-1935 Social History and Architectural Gems in Newport according to Rob Hardy. If you go to Newport, Rhode Island, you can find one of the most dramatic footpaths in the world. Look seaward along the three miles of Cliff Walk and you see the Atlantic Ocean and waves breaking on the rocks. Look landward and you see some of the greatest a. Highly Recommended Having collected books on Newports architecture for many years, I find this volume to be an indispensable treasure in that it includes not only

Newport Villas: The Revival Styles 1885-1935

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Rating : 4.61 (554 Votes)
Asin : 0393732703
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 384 Pages
Publish Date : 2014-09-04
Language : English

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“May be the most thorough and accessible guide to Newport’s Gilded Age mansions yet published….Newport Villas is a must-have.” (The Providence Journal)“Its photographs and detailed descriptions are a welcome documentation of a small but glittering part of American and social history.” (Rob Hardy - The Commercial Dispatch)“A well-produced and organized book. Recommended for armchair architectural voyeurs.” (Sacramento Book Review)“A treasure for those who are interested in the history and the architecture of the Gilded Age in Newport.” (David Patrick Columbia - New York Social Diary)

"Social History and Architectural Gems in Newport" according to Rob Hardy. If you go to Newport, Rhode Island, you can find one of the most dramatic footpaths in the world. Look seaward along the three miles of Cliff Walk and you see the Atlantic Ocean and waves breaking on the rocks. Look landward and you see some of the greatest a. Highly Recommended Having collected books on Newport's architecture for many years, I find this volume to be an indispensable treasure in that it includes not only the well-known mansions, but also important homes that have not previously been included in other work. An outstan. Another Great Book by Kathrens RWE I was looking forward to the release of Michael Kathrens newest, and I wasn't disappointed! Great overview of gilded age society and the role architecture played in defining their era. The author does an excellent job of contextualizing revival architecture,

All the accoutrements were the best that money could buy, whether it was Parisian frocks, meticulously groomed thoroughbred horses, or meals prepared by imported French chefs. Pictured here in abundant archival and new photographs, with accompanying floor plans, the houses cover the gamut of revival styles from Colonial Revival to Italian Renaissance Revival, from French Classical Revival to Georgian Revival. 350 black & white photographs and plans; 25 color photographs. To properly mount their entertainments, Newport's elite built "cottages" that ranged in size from thirty to seventy rooms. A survey of the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, for all who love grand houses.Newport Villas describes the architectural and social development of this summer resort town, the nexus of wealth and fashion at the end of the nineteenth century. The country's most accomplished architects designed these seaside villas, many of them rivaling the great houses of Europe

. He lives in New York City. Kathrens, an independent scholar specializing in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American residential architecture and interior decoration, wrote The Great Houses of New York 1880-1930. Michael C

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