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By A. Lewis

ISBN-10: 048624301X

ISBN-13: 9780486243016

The "Gilded Age," the 3 a long time following the Civil warfare, have been years of unbelievable monetary development. mammoth empires in oil, transport, mining, banking, lumber, transportation, and comparable industries have been shaped. It used to be an period during which fortunes have been made and misplaced fast, virtually simply; a interval that inspired ― approximately demanded ― the general public reveal of this newly bought wealth, energy, and status. It was once in the course of those heady, turbulent years new form of household structure first seemed at the American panorama. known as the "country seat" or "cottage," those homes have been grandiose in scale ― implementing facades complemented via manicured gardens, with enormously huge and ambitious reception rooms, halls, parlors, eating rooms, and different public parts. meant solely for the very well-to-do, those constructions have been designed via a number of the most interesting and such a lot influential architectural corporations in the USA: McKim, Mead & White; Bruce rate; Peabody & Stearns; Theophilus P. Chandler, Jr.; Lamb & wealthy; Wilcox & Johnston; etc.
The first, top, and such a lot beautiful documentation of this surge of architectural creativity was once the 1886–87 e-book of George William Sheldon's Artistic Country-Seats: varieties of contemporary American Villa and Cottage structure with circumstances of Country-Club Houses. It provided awfully fantastic pictures, sincerely specified plans and elevations, in addition as Sheldon's personal remark for a complete of ninety seven structures (93 homes and four casinos). such a lot structures were positioned in new England and the center Atlantic states, and embraced the whole spectrum of architectural and creative expressions. This current quantity reproduces all of Sheldon's interesting and traditionally very important photos and plans, and provides a brand new, completely exact textual content by way of Arnold Lewis (Professor of artwork, the varsity of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio) that incorporates the main beneficial info provided through Sheldon and likewise experiences at the current situation of every apartment or on line casino, delivering analyses of elevations and plans, observations approximately relations existence within the Eighteen Eighties, and short biographical reviews concerning the consumers and designers.
Sheldon's pictures attach us with a time and magnificence of residing that this present day more and more appear extra the world of fiction than truth. but, within the pages of this significant assortment, they're introduced clean to lifestyles as they seemed once they have been new and occasions have been very varied.

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