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Vizcaya : an American villa and its makers

Author: Witold Rybczynski; Laurie Olin
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.
Series: Penn studies in landscape architecture.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like its palatial contemporaries Biltmore and San Simeon, Vizcaya represents an achievement of the Gilded Age, when country houses and their gardens were a conspicuous measure of personal wealth and  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Witold Rybczynski; Laurie Olin
ISBN: 9780812239515 0812239512
OCLC Number: 77535401
Description: xix, 274 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: List of maps and illustrations -= Chronology --
The Vizcaya Estate, 1921 --
pt. 1. House / Witold Rybczynski --
ch. 1. American renaissance --
ch. 2. Deering's time --
ch. 3. Hoffman's plan --
ch. 4. Chalfin's rooms --
pt. 2. Garden and landscape / Laurie Olin --
ch. 5. Florida, the Deerings, gardens, horticulture, and landscape --
ch. 6. A garden tour today --
ch. 7. A watery world --
ch. 8. Imagination, design, and construction --
ch. 9. Farm village and lost lagoon --
ch. 10. Disaster and encore --
ch. 11. Sargent's interlude --
Aftermath --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Penn studies in landscape architecture.
Responsibility: Witold Rybczynski and Laurie Olin ; with photographs by Steven Brooke.

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"Vizcaya ... retells and interprets the fascinating story of the great American dream made real."-Miami Herald "Vizcaya, long thought of as a wealthy man's folly, has finally gotten the critical Read more...

 
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