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Author: Murray Grigor; Robert A M Stern; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences [distributor], ©2003.
Series: Pride of place : building the American dream, 3.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Generations of Americans have seen their freestanding houses as family temples. Men and women of great vision poured their energies into building houses that are complex self-portraits. Examines the American home as a reflection of its owner's self-image. Sites visited include: Mark Twain's house in Hartford; the Venetian palazzo in Boston, Fenway Court; Vizcaya, built in a drained mangrove swamp; San Simeon, the  Read more...
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Named Person: Mark Twain; William Randolph Hearst; Aline Barnsdall; George G Booth; Henry Davis Sleeper; Peter Eisenman; Isabella Stewart Gardner; Charles Deering; Aline Barnsdall; George G Booth; Charles Deering; Peter Eisenman; Isabella Stewart Gardner; William Randolph Hearst; Henry Davis Sleeper; Mark Twain
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Murray Grigor; Robert A M Stern; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 53929734
Notes: Originally issued as VHS.
Credits: Director, Murray Grigor ; producers, Stephany Marks, Murray Grigor ; film editor, Russell Fenton ; music, Carl Davis.
Performer(s): Robert A.M. Stern.
Description: 1 videodisc (58 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Pride of place : building the American dream, 3.
Other Titles: Pride of place (Television program)
Responsibility: Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

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Generations of Americans have seen their freestanding houses as family temples. Men and women of great vision poured their energies into building houses that are complex self-portraits. Examines the American home as a reflection of its owner's self-image. Sites visited include: Mark Twain's house in Hartford; the Venetian palazzo in Boston, Fenway Court; Vizcaya, built in a drained mangrove swamp; San Simeon, the home of William Randolph Hearst; Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House, built for Aline Barnsdall; Saarinen's Cranbrook House for George G. Booth; Henry Davis Sleeper's Beauport, and Peter Eisenman's House 6.

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