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The Houses of Greenwich Village

The Houses of Greenwich Village

by Kevin D. Murphy
     
 

With its patchwork of secluded courtyards, gardens and narrow tree-lined streets, New York’s Greenwich Village is one of the very few neighborhoods that still retains the charm and timelessness of old New York. In this overview of houses from the early nineteenth century to contemporary Modernist examples, Kevin Murphy explores the architecture and interiors

Overview

With its patchwork of secluded courtyards, gardens and narrow tree-lined streets, New York’s Greenwich Village is one of the very few neighborhoods that still retains the charm and timelessness of old New York. In this overview of houses from the early nineteenth century to contemporary Modernist examples, Kevin Murphy explores the architecture and interiors of eighteen houses and two gardens located in what has become one of New York City’s most exclusive and desirable residential communities.

Beginning with the Robert Blum House (1827), The Houses of Greenwich Village traces the rich history behind each home and delves into the compelling biographies of its original owners and architects, revealing the evolution of structure, design, and style in the neighborhood throughout the nineteenth century, as well as its vibrant and at times eccentric character into the twentieth century. The stunning photographs by Paul Rocheleau were specially commissioned for this book and give readers unprecedented access to some of the most beautiful homes in New York.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810995208
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.75(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Kevin Murphy has been a scholar of nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture for more than twenty years and Murphy is the author of several books, including Abrams’ The American Townhouse. His essays have appeared in numerous scholarly publications. He lives in New Jersey.

Paul Rocheleau is an architectural photographer whose work has appeared in numerous magazines and books. He lives in Massachusetts.

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