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By A. Lewis

ISBN-10: 048624301X

ISBN-13: 9780486243016

The "Gilded Age," the 3 a long time following the Civil conflict, have been years of brilliant financial progress. huge empires in oil, transport, mining, banking, lumber, transportation, and similar industries have been shaped. It was once an period during which fortunes have been made and misplaced quick, virtually simply; a interval that inspired ― approximately demanded ― the general public exhibit of this newly got wealth, energy, and status. It used to be in the course of those heady, turbulent years new form of family structure first seemed at the American panorama. known as the "country seat" or "cottage," those homes have been grandiose in scale ― enforcing facades complemented via manicured gardens, with enormously huge and bold reception rooms, halls, parlors, eating rooms, and different public parts. meant completely for the very well-to-do, those structures have been designed by means of a number of the most interesting and such a lot influential architectural enterprises in the US: McKim, Mead & White; Bruce fee; Peabody & Stearns; Theophilus P. Chandler, Jr.; Lamb & wealthy; Wilcox & Johnston; etc.
The first, most sensible, and so much beautiful documentation of this surge of architectural creativity was once the 1886–87 booklet of George William Sheldon's Artistic Country-Seats: different types of fresh American Villa and Cottage structure with situations of Country-Club Houses. It provided exceptionally tremendous pictures, in actual fact distinctive plans and elevations, besides as Sheldon's personal remark for a complete of ninety seven structures (93 homes and four casinos). so much structures were situated in new England and the center Atlantic states, and embraced the complete spectrum of architectural and inventive expressions. This current quantity reproduces all of Sheldon's interesting and traditionally vital photos and plans, and provides a brand new, completely actual textual content by way of Arnold Lewis (Professor of artwork, the varsity of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio) that incorporates the main invaluable info provided via Sheldon and in addition experiences at the current of every condo or on line casino, supplying analyses of elevations and plans, observations approximately family members existence within the Eighties, and short biographical reviews concerning the consumers and designers.
Sheldon's pictures attach us with a time and elegance of residing that at the present time more and more look extra the area of fiction than truth. but, within the pages of this crucial assortment, they're introduced clean to lifestyles as they seemed after they have been new and instances have been very varied.

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