Newport Villas: The Revival Styles 1885 To 1935 by Michael C KathrensNewport Villas: The Revival Styles 1885 To 1935 by Michael C Kathrens

Newport Villas: The Revival Styles 1885 To 1935

byMichael C Kathrens

Hardcover | January 13, 2009

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Newport Villas describes the architectural and social development of this summer resort town, the nexus of wealth and fashion at the end of the nineteenth century. All the accoutrements were the best that money could buy, whether it was Parisian frocks, meticulously groomed thoroughbred horses, or meals prepared by imported French chefs. To properly mount their entertainments, Newport's elite built "cottages" that ranged in size from thirty to seventy rooms. The country's most accomplished architects designed these seaside villas, many of them rivaling the great houses of Europe. Pictured here in abundant archival and new photographs, with accompanying floor plans, the houses cover the gamut of revival styles from Colonial Revival to Italian Renaissance Revival, from French Classical Revival to Georgian Revival.
Michael C. Kathrens, an independent scholar specializing in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American residential architecture and interior decoration, wrote The Great Houses of New York 1880-1930. He lives in New York City.
Title:Newport Villas: The Revival Styles 1885 To 1935Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 12.5 × 9.5 × 1.25 inPublished:January 13, 2009Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393732703

ISBN - 13:9780393732702


Editorial Reviews

[A] treasure for those who are interested in the history and the architecture of the Gilded Age in Newport. — David Patrick Columbia (New York Social Diary)[A] well-produced and organized book. Recommended for armchair architectural voyeurs. — Sacramento Book ReviewIts photographs and detailed descriptions are a welcome documentation of a small but glittering part of American and social history. — Rob Hardy (The Commercial Dispatch)[M]ay be the most thorough and accessible guide to Newport’s Gilded Age mansions yet published….Newport Villas is a must-have. — The Providence Journal