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Stanford White, architect

Author: Samuel G White; Elizabeth White
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli : Distributed to the U.S. trade by Random House, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Stanford White; Stanford White; Stanford White
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel G White; Elizabeth White
ISBN: 9780847830794 0847830799
OCLC Number: 192080799
Description: 350 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Contents: 1. The architect as client. Box Hill, Saint James, New York ; Gramercy Park, New York --
2. Collaboration. Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Monument, New York ; Veterans Room and Library, Seventh Regiment Armory, New York ; Villard Houses, New York ; Church of the Ascension, New York --
3. Houses. Alden Villa, Cornwall, Pennsylvania ; Isaac Bell House, Newport, Rhode Island ; Garrett-Jacobs House, Baltimore, Maryland ; Head of the Harbor, Saint James, New York ; Stuyvesant Fish House, New York ; Rosecliff, Newport, Rhode Island ; Payne Whitney House, New York --
4. Architecture of assembly. Newport Casino Theatre, Newport, Rhode Island ; The Players, New York ; The Century Association, New York ; Metropolitan Club, New York ; Ferncliff Casino, Rhinebeck, New York --
5. Public buildings. Lovely Lane Methodist Church, Baltimore, Maryland ; Madison Square Garden, New York ; Herald Building, New York ; Gould Library, New York University, Bronx, New York ; Madison Square Presbyterian Church, New York ; Tiffany & Co., New York.
Responsibility: Samuel G. White, Elizabeth White ; photographs by Jonathan Wallen.

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"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 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; to the extraordinary and opulent houses he designed for others; to those works beyond the residential. Stanford White Architect will serve for generations to come as a vivid testament to a resplendent life in architecture."--From book jacket.

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