New York: Acanthus Press, 2005. Hardcover. Chocolate brown cloth, gilt letters on spine, brown & illus. dust jacket, maps on flyleaves, 382 pp., 300+ BW illus.; weighs 4.5 lbs. VG+ / VG+. Item #146019
"Presents the stories of the grandest houses and the social lives of their residents. With over 300 archival photographs and floor plans, Michael Kathrens brings to life rarely seen interiors ... to evoke the elegant private life that remains a trademark of the wealthy New Yorker." (dj) The end papers list both the 43 houses (owners and addresses) and their locations in Manhattan. Works by the great architects of the time: Richard Morris Hunt, C.P.H. Gilbert, Horace Trumbauer, and Walker and Gillette. Includes architectural plans and archival bw photos. A wonderful volume about these historic houses, the architects who envisioned this scale of grandeur, and the historic owners. Excellent, thorough text.
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