By A. Lewis
The first, most sensible, and so much beautiful documentation of this surge of architectural creativity used to be the 1886–87 e-book of George William Sheldon's Artistic Country-Seats: varieties of contemporary American Villa and Cottage structure with situations of Country-Club Houses. It provided quite high-quality pictures, basically specific plans and elevations, in addition as Sheldon's personal observation for a complete of ninety seven structures (93 homes and four casinos). so much structures were situated in new England and the center Atlantic states, and embraced the whole spectrum of architectural and inventive expressions. This current quantity reproduces all of Sheldon's interesting and traditionally vital pictures and plans, and provides a brand new, completely actual textual content by way of Arnold Lewis (Professor of paintings, the varsity of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio) that comes with the main beneficial details provided through Sheldon and in addition stories at the current of every residence or on line casino, offering analyses of elevations and plans, observations approximately relations existence within the Eighties, and short biographical reviews concerning the consumers and designers.
Sheldon's pictures attach us with a time and magnificence of residing that at the present time more and more look extra the world of fiction than truth. but, within the pages of this significant assortment, they're introduced clean to lifestyles as they seemed once they have been new and instances have been very diverse.
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American Country Houses of the Gilded Age: (Sheldon's "Artistic Country-Seats") (Dover Architecture) by A. Lewis