Long Island Country Houses And Their Architects 1860 To 1940

byRobert MacKay, Anthony Baker, Carol Traynor

Hardcover | September 3, 1996

Long Island Country Houses And Their Architects 1860 To 1940 by Robert MacKay
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An illustrated treasury of the most magnificent Long Island mansions and a compendium of the architects who designed them. 

Long Island, particularly the North Shore, was the site of some of the most lavish and extravagant residences in the world. The island's beauty, its proximity and easy travel access to New York, and its suitability for yachting and other recreational pursuits made it the perfect place for the leisure class. From the Civil War to World War II, almost 1000 estates were built there, often by the nation's richest families--Morgan, Vanderbilt, Hearst, Astor, Woolworth, Chrysler, Whitney, Tiffany, Frick, and Guggenheim, to name a few. Long Island's rich architectural history is presented in this important and long-awaited volume. It is at once a fascinating glimpse at the homes of some of America's wealthiest families and a complete compendium of the architects who designed these breathtaking houses. Among them are Delano & Aldrich; Cass Gilbert; Richard Morris Hunt; McKim, Mead & White; Horace Trumbauer; Calvert Vaux; and Warren & Wetmore.
Anthony Baker is a vice president and trustee of the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities and chairman of the publications committee.Robert B. MacKay, PhD, is an author, historian, and former director of the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA). His previous books include Long Island Countr...
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Title:Long Island Country Houses And Their Architects 1860 To 1940Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:584 pages, 12.2 X 9.5 X 1.7 inShipping dimensions:584 pages, 12.2 X 9.5 X 1.7 inPublished:September 3, 1996Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393038564

ISBN - 13:9780393038569

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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