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Vanderbilts and the Gilded Age: Architectural Aspirations, 1879-1901.

FOREMAN, John and STIMSON, Robbe Pierce.

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ISBN 10: 0312059841 / ISBN 13: 9780312059842
Editorial: St. Martin's Press,, NY:, 1991
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Chesterfield, MA, Estados Unidos de America)

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Introduction by Louis Auchincloss. Black and white photographs throughout. First printing. Fine in a fine dust jacket. N° de ref. de la librería 56537

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Título: Vanderbilts and the Gilded Age: ...

Editorial: St. Martin's Press,, NY:

Año de publicación: 1991

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: 1st Edition

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Unmarked book with light wear, US media shipping only, due to size.

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This loosely written and poorly edited survey of the 13 great houses built by the eight children of Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt's eldest son is part potted social history, part architectural history, and part personal biography. After an introductory chapter on the family antecedents, the book consists of a chapter on each of the houses--Biltmore, Shelburne, the Breakers, Marble House, and others less well known--that the third generation of wealth erected in what Mark Twain labeled "the gilded age." The illustrations, many of the period, are fascinating, but the text is superficial in content and uncertain in tone. Typos, layout mistakes, and an absence of editing make this a bad book on a good topic. Not recommended.
- Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Libs.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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