9780393038569-0393038564-Long Island Country Houses and Their Architects, 1860-1940

Long Island Country Houses and Their Architects, 1860-1940

ISBN-13: 9780393038569
ISBN-10: 0393038564
Edition: First Edition
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover 563 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780393038569
ISBN-10: 0393038564
Edition: First Edition
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover 563 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote Long Island Country Houses and Their Architects, 1860-1940 comprising 563 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0393038564 and 9780393038569. Since then Long Island Country Houses and Their Architects, 1860-1940 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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An illustrated treasury of the most magnificent Long Island mansions and a compendium of the architects who designed them.

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. Over 1200 photographs and drawings
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