The Revival Styles 1885-1935
By (author) Michael C. Kathrens
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Newport Villas by Michael C. Kathrens
Book DescriptionNewport Villas describes the architectural and social development of this summer resort town, the nexus of wealth and fashion at the end of the nineteenth century. All the accoutrements were the best that money could buy, whether it was Parisian frocks, meticulously groomed thoroughbred horses, or meals prepared by imported French chefs. To properly mount their entertainments, Newport's elite built "cottages" that ranged in size from thirty to seventy rooms. The country's most accomplished architects designed these seaside villas, many of them rivaling the great houses of Europe. Pictured here in abundant archival and new photographs, with accompanying floor plans, the houses cover the gamut of revival styles from Colonial Revival to Italian Renaissance Revival, from French Classical Revival to Georgian Revival.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393732702
(315mm x 239mm x 33mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 24-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael C. Kathrens
Great Houses of New York, 1880-1940, Hardback (June 2013)
A lavishly illustrated survey of some of the greatest New York City townhouses.
American Splendour, Hardback (April 2012)
Extensive study of designer Horace Trumbauer.
Great Houses of New York, Hardback (September 2005)» View all books by Michael C. Kathrens
Presents the stories of the most elegant houses built in New York. With over 300 archival photographs and floor plans and a decade of research, the author profiles New York houses known only for their magisterial presence on the city's most elegant boulevards.
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Author Biography - Michael C. Kathrens
Michael C. Kathrens, an independent scholar specializing in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American residential architecture and interior decoration, wrote The Great Houses of New York 1880-1930. He lives in New York City.
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