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Through all-new, full-color photography, Stanford White, Architect is the first book to explicitly feature the work of the principal genius of the illustrious American architecture firm of McKim, Mead & White. The firm was also a prime mover in the realm of residential design, with Stanford White as its visionary head. As an architect of opulent houses--in Newport, Rhode Island, along the Hudson, on the Long Island Gold Coast, and elsewhere--Stanford White had few peers. His genius for this form is expressed nowhere more wonderfully than in such personal masterpieces as his country home Box Hill and his city home in Gramercy Park. Along with residential commissions for such eminent American families as the Vanderbilts, Astors, Pulitzers, Paynes, and Whitneys, Stanford White lent his eye and hand to New York's Pennsylvania Station, Brooklyn Museum, The American Academy in Rome, and the Boston Public Library, as well as many diverse commissions, including social clubs, public buildings, churches, monuments, university buildings, and many other forms, each of which is represented in this landmark volume.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780847830794
ISBN-10: 0847830799
Format: Hardback
(314mm x 264mm x 38mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Rizzoli International Publications
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Samuel G. White

Samuel G. White is a practicing architect in New York and a great-grandson of Stanford White. Elizabeth White, formerly director of publications at Sotheby's, is a writer and editor based in New York. Jonathan Wallen is a photographer who specializes in historic buildings.