Long Island country houses and their architects, 1860-1940

edited by Robert B. Mackay, Anthony K. Baker, and Carol A. Traynor ; foreword by Brendan Gill

Long Island, particularly the North Shore, was the site of some of the most lavish and extravagant residences in the world. The island's beauty, its proximity and easy travel access to New York, and its suitability for yachting and other recreational pursuits made it the perfect place for the leisure class. From the Civil War to World War II, almost 1000 estates were built there, often by the nation's richest families--Morgan, Vanderbilt, Hearst, Astor, Woolworth, Chrysler, Whitney, Tiffany, Frick, and Guggenheim, to name a few. Long Island's rich architectural history is presented in this important and long-awaited volume. It is at once a fascinating glimpse at the homes of some of America's wealthiest families and a complete compendium of the architects who designed these breathtaking houses. Among them are Delano & Aldrich; Cass Gilbert; Richard Morris Hunt; McKim, Mead & White; Horace Trumbauer; Calvert Vaux; and Warren & Wetmore.

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書名 Long Island country houses and their architects, 1860-1940
著作者等 MacKay, Robert B.
Traynor Carol A.
Baker Anthony K.
出版元 W.W. Norton & Co.
刊行年月 1997
ページ数 563 p.
大きさ 31 cm
ISBN 0393038564
NCID BA30524296
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国