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The Houses of McKim, Mead and White
     

The Houses of McKim, Mead and White

by Samuel G. White, Elizabeth White, Jonathan Wallen (Photographer)
 
With nearly one thousand commissions executed between 1879 and 1912, McKim, Mead & White was the architectural firm of choice of the most prestigious projects of the era, including the redesign of the White House and the Mall in Washington, D.C., and the campuses of Harvard and Columbia Universities. Among its residential clients were many of the most powerful figures

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With nearly one thousand commissions executed between 1879 and 1912, McKim, Mead & White was the architectural firm of choice of the most prestigious projects of the era, including the redesign of the White House and the Mall in Washington, D.C., and the campuses of Harvard and Columbia Universities. Among its residential clients were many of the most powerful figures of the Gilded Age-Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Pulitzers-for whom the firm built splendid summer cottages in Newport and throughout Long Island and the Hudson valley and sumptuous town houses in Boston, Washington, Baltimore and New York.

More than thirty houses are presented here, their exteriors and interiors elegantly recorded in lush new color photographs. The book also provides the first look at the recent restoration of the Isaac Bell house in Newport and newly reinstalled Venetian room at the Payne Whitney house, now the French Cultural Services, in New York City.

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McKim, Mead and White -- the noted architectural firm that was responsible in the late 1800s and early 1900s for the redesign of the White House and the Mall in Washington, D.C., the campuses of Harvard and Columbia universities, the Boston Public Library, and Pennsylvania Station and the original Madison Square Garden in New York City -- also designed houses for the most prominent families of America's Gilded Age, including the Whitneys, the Vanderbilts, the Morgans, and the Pulitzers. In this book, Stanford White's great-grandson, architect Samuel G. White, takes us on a tour of these lavish residences, many of which have never before been so fully depicted in print.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789310538
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
07/16/2004
Series:
Universe Architecture Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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