Stanford White, Architect

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/21/2008
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
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Through all-new, full-color photography, Stanford White, Architect is the first book to explicitly feature the work of the principal genius of the illustrious American architecture firm of McKim, Mead & White. The firm was also a prime mover in the realm of residential design, with Stanford White as its visionary head. As an architect of opulent housesin Newport, Rhode Island, along the Hudson, on the Long Island Gold Coast, and elsewhereStanford White had few peers. His genius for this form is expressed nowhere more wonderfully than in such personal masterpieces as his country home Box Hill and his city home in Gramercy Park. Along with residential commissions for such eminent American families as the Vanderbilts, Astors, Pulitzers, Paynes, and Whitneys, Stanford White lent his eye and hand to New York's Pennsylvania Station, Brooklyn Museum, The American Academy in Rome, and the Boston Public Library, as well as many diverse commissions, including social clubs, public buildings, churches, monuments, university buildings, and many other forms, each of which is represented in this landmark volume.

Author Biography

Samuel G. White is a practicing architect in New York and a great-grandson of Stanford White. Elizabeth White, formerly director of publications at Sotheby’s, is a writer and editor based in New York. Jonathan Wallen is a photographer who specializes in historic buildings.

Table of Contents

Veterans Rooms Seventh Regiment Armory New York 1880
Farragut Memorial Madison Square, New York 1881
Alden Villa Cornwall, Pennsylvania 1884
Newport Casino Theater Newport, Rhode Island 1881
Isaac Bell House Newport, Rhode Island 1883
Villard Houses New York 1885
Lovely Lane Methodist Church Baltimore, Maryland 1887
Church of the Ascension New York 1888
Players Club New York 1889
Madison Square Garden New York 1891
Century Association New York 1891
Box Hill Stanford White summer house Saint James, New York 1892, 1898, 1902
Metropolitan Club New York 1894
New York Herald Building New York 1895
Head of the Harbor Kate Wetherill House Saint James, New York 1895
Gould Library, New York University University Heights, Bronx, New York 1898 121
East 21st Street Stanford White city house New York 1898
Rosecliff Hermann Oelrichs House Newport, rhode Island 1902
Ferncliff Casino (now called Astor Courts) Rhinebeck, New York 1904
Tiffany & Co New York 1906
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church New York 1906
Payne Whitney House New York 1906
Prison Ship Martyrs Monument Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn 1907
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