American Country Houses of the Gilded Age: (Sheldon's by A. Lewis PDF

By A. Lewis

ISBN-10: 048624301X

ISBN-13: 9780486243016

The "Gilded Age," the 3 many years following the Civil struggle, have been years of amazing monetary development. mammoth empires in oil, transport, mining, banking, lumber, transportation, and similar industries have been shaped. It used to be an period during which fortunes have been made and misplaced quick, virtually simply; a interval that inspired ― approximately demanded ― the general public show of this newly got wealth, energy, and status. It was once 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 through manicured gardens, with enormously huge and ambitious reception rooms, halls, parlors, eating rooms, and different public components. meant completely for the very well-to-do, those constructions have been designed through many of the most interesting and so much 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 such a lot beautiful documentation of this surge of architectural creativity was once the 1886–87 book of George William Sheldon's Artistic Country-Seats: different types of contemporary American Villa and Cottage structure with situations of Country-Club Houses. It offered quite nice images, sincerely particular plans and elevations, besides as Sheldon's personal statement for a complete of ninety seven constructions (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 inventive expressions. This current quantity reproduces all of Sheldon's attention-grabbing and traditionally very important pictures and plans, and provides a brand new, completely actual textual content via Arnold Lewis (Professor of paintings, the varsity of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio) that incorporates the main invaluable details provided by way of Sheldon and in addition stories at the current of every condo or on line casino, supplying analyses of elevations and plans, observations approximately family members lifestyles within the Eighties, and short biographical reviews in regards to the consumers and designers.
Sheldon's pictures attach us with a time and elegance of dwelling that this day more and more look extra the area of fiction than truth. but, within the pages of this significant assortment, they're introduced clean to existence as they seemed after they have been new and instances have been very diverse.

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