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Elegant New York: The Builders and the Buildings 1885-1915

Tauranac, John

ISBN 10: 0896594580 / ISBN 13: 9780896594586
Published by Abbeville Press, Publishers, New York, 1985
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Size: 4to. 286 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Burgundy gilt stamped and blind stamped cloth over boards, Notes, Selected Bibliography, Index, extensively illustrated with black-and-white photographs by Christopher Lee. In an illustrated dust jacket that is lightly wrinkled & scuffed. "The architectural image of today's New York is of sleek mirrored glass and stainless steel, but that image does not in any way characterize the city's most treasured buildings. Much of the legendary New York was built when brownstone, limestone, and marble were the preferred façade materials - in what this book calls the Age of Elegance, the years between 1885 and 1915. In this book they present about 90 wonderful buildings for our edification. This book is a social history of that extravagant period in terms of what was built and, especially, of who the builders were and why they built what they did." A heavy book that may require extra postage especially to international destinations. Illustrator: Little, Christopher. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Architecture; Genealogy & Local History. ISBN: 0896594580. Inventory No: 007433. This is a heavy book and may require extra shipping charges especially to International destinations. Bookseller Inventory # 007433

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Title: Elegant New York: The Builders and the ...

Publisher: Abbeville Press, Publishers, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Little, Christopher

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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Two hundred fifty architectural illustrations enhance this social history of New York, beginning with the era of its first magnificent palaces and grand hotels


Who built New York? Not the neon glitz of Times Square or the glass and steel of Midtown, but the brownstone and marble that characterize the city's most precious buildings? Between the American Industrial Revolution and World War I, millionaires funded the construction of the New York most revered by lovers of architecture and urban planning. Elegant New York, which is as much a social history as an architectural survey, follows the family fortunes of those who contributed to the creation of the world's most famous city. Each chapter is arranged by neighborhood and includes the architectural highlights produced during America's "Age of Elegance."

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