Palm Beach Houses

Palm Beach Houses

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by Shirley Johnston, Roberto Schezen
     
 

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This classic volume, now back in print in a new format and at a reduced price, offers a strikingly illustrated, extensively researched history of Palm  In 1894, Palm Beach leaped to world prominence as a winter playground with the completion of Henry Morrison Flagler’s Royal Poinciana Hotel. In the 1920s, Palm Beach’s extravagant lifestyle

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This classic volume, now back in print in a new format and at a reduced price, offers a strikingly illustrated, extensively researched history of Palm  In 1894, Palm Beach leaped to world prominence as a winter playground with the completion of Henry Morrison Flagler’s Royal Poinciana Hotel. In the 1920s, Palm Beach’s extravagant lifestyle reached its height, and grand Mediterranean-style mansions abounded. Palm Beach Houses details the building and design of more than thirty great houses and public buildings on the “American Riviera.” Public and private structures designed by some of the style-setting early architects are depicted, including works of Addison Mizner, Joseph Urban, and Maurice Fatio, as well as those of anonymous designers, whose feats of imagination rivaled the most celebrated professionals. The photography has been taken to respectfully document these superb homes, many of which have never before been published.

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Library Journal
The winter residences of the rich and famous are the stars of this elegantly designed and lavishly illustrated pictorial on the architecture of Palm Beach, Florida during the 1920s and 1930s. In the introduction, Robert A.M. Stern details the history of Palm Beach by the talented architects who conceived these palatial estates and sought to create a semitropical paradise. The first section focuses on seven famous estates, including Whitehall, Southways, and Mar-a-Lago. The following three sections highlight the careers of Addison Mizner, Maurice Fatio, and Marion Sims Wyeth and the lavish homes they each created. While the beautiful illustrations portray these 32 estates as they are today, the historic photographs of early Palm Beach in the introduction are disappointing because of their postage-stamp size. The brief text accompanying each home is always informative, sometimes humorous, but occasionally confusing. An index to names would have been a welcome addition. All in all, Schezen brings to life the splendor of this bygone era. Recommended primarily for public libraries.--Stephen Allan Patrick, East Tennessee State Univ. Lib., Johnson City

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ISBN-13:
9780847813131
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
05/28/1991
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
11.30(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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