Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White: Art, Architecture, Scandal, and Class in America's Gilded Age
Editura: Knopf Publishing Group
Anul aparitiei: 2010
A rich, fascinating saga of the most influential, far-reaching architectural firm of their time and of the dazzling triumvirate Charles McKim, William Mead, and Stanford White who came together, bound by the notion that architecture could help shape a nation in transition. They helped to refine America s idea of beauty, elevated its architectural practice, and set the standard on the world s stage. Their world and times were those of Edith Wharton and Henry James, though both writers and their society shunned the architects as being much too much about new money. They brought together the titans of their age with a vibrant and new American artistic community and helped to forge the arts of America s Gilded Age, informed by the heritage of European culture. McKim, Mead & White built houses for America s greatest financiers and magnates: the Astors, Joseph Pulitzer, the Vanderbilts, Henry Villard, and J. P. Morgan, among others . . . They designed and built churches Trinity Church in Boston, Judson Memorial Baptist Church in New York, and the Lovely Lane Methodist Church in Baltimore . . . They built libraries the Boston Public Library and the social clubs for gentlemen, among them, ...