An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture In New York City
  • An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture In New York City
  • An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture In New York City
  • An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture In New York City
  • An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture In New York City
  • An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture In New York City
  • An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture In New York City
  • An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture In New York City
  • An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture In New York City
  • An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture In New York City
ISBN: 1864706813
EAN13: 9781864706819
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 29, 2021
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture In New York City

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Book Overview

- Written by a leading international authority of Classical architecture, as both architect and renowned educator of design- Outlines a comprehensive analysis of contextual theory and history that is referenced against contemporary studies and projects- Showcases glorious architectural examples across the entire city visually with lavish illustrations and rich full-color photography, which are accompanied by informative and explanatory textsIn the history of the United States, the Gilded Age, a term first coined by Mark Twain, is associated with an era of unparalleled growth, prosperity and cultural change -- mansions in Newport; F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby; and the creation of the modern metropolis that we now recognize as New York City. Spanning from the 1880s to the 1930s, this period is also fittingly referred to as the American Renaissance. .And just like in the Italian Renaissance, an elite group ruled New York. These were the titans of American finance and industry whose unprecedented, and unchecked, power and wealth was supreme in the land -- Astor, Carnegie, Morgan, Rockefeller, and Vanderbilt. To this wealthy elite, it was not enough that the city merely be the nation's financial capital. Their collective dream was to create a new city, a new metropolis that would also become the nation's cultural capital. Simply put, their dream was to create a new Paris on the Hudson -- and to do that they needed architecture rich in grandeur, full of historical reference, and dripping in embellishment, to flaunt their wealth and power to the world. Enter the Beaux-Arts style.

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   Beautiful book. Worth every oenny
This large coffee table book features several architectural gems from the turn of the 20th century, including the University Club, the Gould Library, the Morgan Library, several banks, Grant & Tomb and even the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. The photography is informative and the text is superb and thoroughly researched. The book is a must for anyone who loves architecture and the beauty of the Gilded Age in New York.
 
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