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The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age: All 203 Photographs from Artistic Houses, with New Text (Dover Architecture) ePub download

by Arnold Lewis,James Turner,Steven McQuillin

  • Author: Arnold Lewis,James Turner,Steven McQuillin
  • ISBN: 0486252507
  • ISBN13: 978-0486252506
  • ePub: 1187 kb | FB2: 1998 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Architecture
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; 1st edition (June 20, 2016)
  • Pages: 192
  • Rating: 4.1/5
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The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age: All 203 Photographs from Artistic Houses, with New Text (Dover Architecture) ePub download

This collection of 203 black-and-white photographs of the interiors of late 19th century mansions originally appeared as Artistic Houses, a book published in 1883

This collection of 203 black-and-white photographs of the interiors of late 19th century mansions originally appeared as Artistic Houses, a book published in 1883. Reprinted here, the pictures are accompanied by a new text and new captions, which give detailed information about the families these houses were built for and about the history of the structures in the past 100 years. Most of these 97 homes were located in the Northeast, and some of themand their ownersare instantly recognizable.

Originally published in 1883 to 1884, Artistic Houses comprised more than 200 photographs of the interiors of. .

Over 200 photographs of 97 grand buildings include rare photographs of the New York homes of Hamilton Fish and Ulysses S. Grant; multiple views of the Henry Villard house, now part of the Helmsley Palace Hotel in Manhattan; rooms from William H. Vanderbilt's Fifth Avenue residence; interiors from J. Pierpont Morgan's Madison Avenue home; the Marshall Field house in Chicago, and.

Originally published in 1883 to 1884, Artistic Houses comprised more than 200 photographs of the interiors of the .

Today, historians consider Artistic Houses the best source of information and illustrations for private houses in major Eastern cities in the early 1880s. Although its authorship is not certain, the text is generally attributed to noted author and art critic George William Sheldon.

Originally published in 1883 to 1884, Artistic Houses comprised more than 200 photographs of the interiors of the homes of the well-to-do, with . This volume retains all of the photographs from the original two-volume work;.

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Arnold Lewis, James Turner and Steven McQuillin, The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age, all 203 Photographs from "Artistic Houses," New York, 1987, p. 106, illustrated p. 107 (as hanging in the picture gallery of Samuel M. Nickerson in the reproduced photograph from D. Appleton. Appleton and Company, Artistic Houses, New York, 1883-4, vol. II, pl. 49). James Thompson, The East, Imagined, Experienced, Remembered, Orientalist Nineteenth Century Painting, exh. ca. National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin and Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1988, p. 48. Mark Steven Walker.

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Originally published in 1883 to 1884, Artistic Houses comprised more than 200 photographs of the interiors of the homes of the well-to-do, with commentary on the woodwork, wall coverings, color schemes, and other aspects of interior décor. Today, historians consider Artistic Houses the best source of information and illustrations for private houses in major Eastern cities in the early 1880s. Although its authorship is not certain, the text is generally attributed to noted author and art critic George William Sheldon.This volume retains all of the photographs from the original two-volume work; the text, however, has been replaced with a version specially written for this edition. In addition to an introductory essay on the period's social and esthetic trends, extensive captions for each plate include most of the valuable information from Sheldon's descriptions plus biographical comments on the homeowners and their families, comments on paintings and sculptures, present condition of the houses, and locations.Over 200 photographs of 97 grand buildings include rare photographs of the New York homes of Hamilton Fish and Ulysses S. Grant; multiple views of the Henry Villard house, now part of the Helmsley Palace Hotel in Manhattan; rooms from William H. Vanderbilt's Fifth Avenue residence; interiors from J. Pierpont Morgan's Madison Avenue home; the Marshall Field house in Chicago, and many others. Here are richly paneled rooms that rivaled the baronial halls of European castles, miniature art galleries, magnificent tapestries, plush draperies, and brilliant chandeliers. With its thorough scholarship and wealth of detail, this impressive survey offers not only inside views of the homes of the rich and powerful families during the Gilded Age but also fascinating insights into the social history and architectural development of the United States.
Doktilar
I purchased this book as a companion to another book that I enjoyed very much by Arnold Lewis called : "American Country Houses of the Gilded Age: Sheldon's "Artistic Country-Seats". I do not regret this purchase in the least, though I must say that I preferred Arnold Lewis' "AMERICAN COUNTRY HOUSES,etc" slightly more.

I give this book four stars for the following reasons:

(+) The plus points:

1) The size of this book is large (approximately 12 X 9 inches) and therefore the photos are also quite large and detailed.

2) The Introduction is marvelous, just as the Introduction to Lewis' other books are just as informative (eg: in "American Country Houses, etc").
As I recommended in my review to Lewis' other book called "American Country Houses of the Gilded Age: Sheldon's "Artistic Country-Seats", I would recommend reading the Introduction to this book before jumping-in and looking at all the photos first. The reason I say this is because the Introduction explains the backgrounds to the wealthy homeowners, and the Architects, and the builders, and more inmportantly, it gives an excellent background to the GILDED AGE, in general.

To better understand why the homeowners chose to decorate their lavish homes as such, a reader would need a background as to the Economic and Social trends important to the Gilded Age. I feel that Lewis' Introduction lays an excellent foundation to this book, & this nice Introduction will help the reader to better understand the photographs (12 X 9 inches).

3) The paper quality is excellent. The authors did not skimp on paper and binding, especially considering that this is a large paperback book.

(-) The minus point:

1) As even the authors stated, the 203 photos from THE ARTISTIC HOUSES, showed mostly the "public spaces" in each homes. Even though this book showed a few Victorian bedrooms, however, this book did not show photos of what would have been extremely valuable Victorian spaces, such as: the bathrooms, or the servants' quarters, or the kitchens.

I understand that Lewis was limited as to the photos he could show, since this book was focusing mainly on the 203 photos from ARTISTIC HOMES, however I so wished that there had been photos (ANY photos would do, if even from other sources) of the non-public spaces.
This point is the only minus I could find in this book, and therfore I gave this book 4 stars rather than five. However, if a reader has some supplemental books on Victorian interiors showing the non-public spaces, then those supplements can complete the picture, as they say, of what the lavish homes of the 1880's-1890's must have looked like.
Nikohn
This is exactly how I like my photograph books: About old architecture, with tons of hi-res pictures occupying the whole or most of the page, but an essential description to go with it. You see, you delight yourself, you learn. And yo can watch them over, and over. I have to admit, all the pictures were new to me. Very good book which deserves to be bought by the Gilded Age interior decoration fan, and fans of that era's architecture.
Cheber
Great historical value and excellent photos. Very interesting read and gave me some ideas for future projects.
Ytli
Great book and great photo's. Glad I bought this book and for its telling of a great era in our history.
WOGY
You can't look at this book once and then put it down forever. I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't be impressed by the photos of the interiors presented here. A good collection, spanning different styles. Wow is not the word. I find myself picking this book up again and again just to get lost in these spaces.
Risky Strong Dromedary
Left me wanting a little more. Maybe I expected too much. It was hard to appreciate the beauty of the homes because of the very old black and white pictures.
Ielonere
Great product that works just like it was advertised for. I would recommend this to anyone needing one.
I probably should have read the description better. All the pictures are black and white, so the interiors look a lot the same to me. Can't get a feeling for woodwork or other details in black and white. A lot of homes are included though.
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