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Palm Beach Houses

Introduction by Robert A. M. Stern; Shirley Johnston

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ISBN 10: 0847813134 / ISBN 13: 9780847813131
Published by Rizzoli International Publications, New York, 1991
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Previous owner's name written on the front free endpaper. White cloth binding with blue stamping on spine and blind stamping on cover. Oversized 324 page coffee table book of gorgeous photographs--the vast majority of which are in eye-popping color--of the lush houses and estates of Palm Beach. A fascinating introduction by Robert A.M. Stern places the architectural wonders of the elite enclave into historical perspective, and the architects are given their due--beginning with the visionary Addison Mizner and continuing through Maurice Fatio, Marion Sims Wyeth, and others. Photography by Roberto Schezen. Thirty-two homes and estates are illustrated and a detailed history of each is included. Dustjacket is protected with a mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 003517

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Title: Palm Beach Houses

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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This classic volume, now back in print in a new format and at a reduced price, offers a strikingly illustrated, extensively researched history of Palm  In 1894, Palm Beach leaped to world prominence as a winter playground with the completion of Henry Morrison Flagler’s Royal Poinciana Hotel. In the 1920s, Palm Beach’s extravagant lifestyle reached its height, and grand Mediterranean-style mansions abounded. Palm Beach Houses details the building and design of more than thirty great houses and public buildings on the “American Riviera.” Public and private structures designed by some of the style-setting early architects are depicted, including works of Addison Mizner, Joseph Urban, and Maurice Fatio, as well as those of anonymous designers, whose feats of imagination rivaled the most celebrated professionals. The photography has been taken to respectfully document these superb homes, many of which have never before been published.

About the Author:

Shirley Johnston is a well-known writer of beautifully illustrated books. Her previous books include Splendor of Malta and Great Villas of the Riviera. Robert A.M. Stern is principal of the firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York. The Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, he has authored several books, including New York 1900, New York 1930, and Modern Classicism. The late Roberto Schezen was a photographer of worldwide acclaim. His books include Newport Houses, Palaces of Rome, Visions of Ancient America, and the Splendor series. Many of his photographs are now included in the permanent collections of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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