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American Country Houses of the Gilded Age (Sheldon S "Artistic Country-Seats)

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ISBN13: 9780486243016
ISBN10: 048624301x
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This exquisite documentation of the architectural creativity that transformed the country after the Civil War reproduces fascinating and historically important photographs and plans for a total of 97 buildings — 93 houses and 4 casinos — built during the 1880s. Adds a new, thoroughly accurate text by Arnold Lewis. Approximately 200 illustrations.

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Reproduces all of Sheldon's fascinating and historically important photographs and plans for a total of 97 buildings (93 houses and 4 casinos) built during the 1880s. Approximately 200 illustrations.

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Teresa Kirk, August 28, 2006 (view all comments by Teresa Kirk)
These houses represent some of the most stunning mansions of the late 19th century. Most of these buildings were built in the northeastern United States. Each plate is accompanied by both Lewis' comments and by a first floor plan.
The houses themselves represent many of the popular styles of the era: Tudor, "Shingle," Queen Anne, Chateauesque, Richardsonian Romanesque, Colonial Revival, and Exotic Revival. The crisp photography captures a wealth of beautiful details: covered verandas, stone arches, classical pillars, towers, pinnacles, parapets, half-timbering, castellations, fanciful dormers, and intricate decorative flourishes.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486243016
Author:
Sheldon, George William
Author:
Sheldon, George William
Author:
Lewis, A.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Architecture, modern
Subject:
Country homes
Subject:
Architecture, Modern -- 19th century -- United States -- Pictorial works.
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Residential
Subject:
History
Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
Architecture -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Country homes -- United States.
Subject:
Architecture-United States General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Architecture
Series Volume:
8560
Publication Date:
19821231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
12.25 x 9.38 in 1.03 lb
Age Level:
(Sheldon's "Artistic Country-Seats") (Dover Archit

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Reproduces all of Sheldon's fascinating and historically important photographs and plans for a total of 97 buildings (93 houses and 4 casinos) built during the 1880s. Approximately 200 illustrations.
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