American Country Houses of the Gilded Age: (Sheldon's "Artistic Country-Seats")

American Country Houses of the Gilded Age Sheldon s Artistic Country Seats The Gilded Age the three decades following the Civil War were years of astounding economic growth Vast empires in oil shipping mining banking lumber transportation and related industries were

  • Title: American Country Houses of the Gilded Age: (Sheldon's "Artistic Country-Seats")
  • Author: Arnold Lewis George William Sheldon
  • ISBN: 9780486243016
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Gilded Age, the three decades following the Civil War, were years of astounding economic growth Vast empires in oil, shipping, mining, banking, lumber, transportation, and related industries were formed It was an era in which fortunes were made and lost quickly, almost easily a period that encouraged nearly demanded the public display of this newly acquired weThe Gilded Age, the three decades following the Civil War, were years of astounding economic growth Vast empires in oil, shipping, mining, banking, lumber, transportation, and related industries were formed It was an era in which fortunes were made and lost quickly, almost easily a period that encouraged nearly demanded the public display of this newly acquired wealth, power, and prestige It was during these heady, turbulent years that a new type of domestic architecture first appeared on the American landscape Called the country seat or cottage, these houses were grandiose in scale imposing facades complemented by manicured gardens, with exceptionally large and impressive reception rooms, halls, parlors, dining rooms, and other public areas Intended exclusively for the very well to do, these buildings were designed by some of the finest and most influential architectural firms in America McKim, Mead White Bruce Price Peabody Stearns Theophilus P Chandler, Jr Lamb Rich Wilcox Johnston and many others The first, best, and most exquisite documentation of this surge of architectural creativity was the 1886 87 publication of George William Sheldon s Artistic Country Seats Types of Recent American Villa and Cottage Architecture with Instances of Country Club Houses It presented exceedingly fine photographs, clearly detailed plans and elevations, as well as Sheldon s own commentary for a total of 97 buildings 93 houses and 4 casinos Most structures were located in new England and the Middle Atlantic states, and embraced the full spectrum of architectural and artistic expressions This present volume reproduces all of Sheldon s fascinating and historically important photographs and plans, and adds a new, thoroughly accurate text by Arnold Lewis Professor of Art, the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio that includes the most useful information supplied by Sheldon and also reports on the present condition of each house or casino, providing analyses of elevations and plans, observations about family life in the 1880s, and brief biographical comments about the clients and architects Sheldon s photographs connect us with a time and style of living that today increasingly seem the realm of fiction than fact Yet, in the pages of this important collection, they are brought fresh to life as they appeared when they were new and times were very different.

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    2. What an absolute delight! Arnold Lewis' American Country Houses of the Gilded Age is such a fascinating book. What a thrill for me to see my home state well represented and even my hometown had two "cottages" in this book. These "cottages" were built during the decade of the 1880s and one architectural firm I noticed immediately that was involved in building some of these "summer cottages" was McKee, Mead, & White as in Stanford White. This firm built "the casino" which was and is a tennis c [...]

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