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The World of Stanford White

But Death in the Garden is the title (working title, anyway!) of the book I'm writing about the murder of architect Stanford White in 1906.

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The World of Stanford White

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (photo: James Carpenter). The gilded statue in the foreground is a cast of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Diana (after 1894). Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1985. STANFORD WHITE commissioned Diana and thrived on the controversy her nudity caused, all the more amusing considering she was 300 feet in the air, atop Madison Square Garden (which White designed). Madison Square Garden was demolished in 1925, a lamentable loss for American architecture. KA

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The work of American photographer Gertrude Käsebier (1852-1934), 1904. I've put this on my Stanford White board because they were friends.

Arnold Genthe: Actress Elsie Ferguson, 1917. Evelyn Nesbit was quite jealous of the beautiful Elsie.

Evelyn Nesbit photographed by Napoleon Sarony, 1901.

Stanford White, architect.

Stanford White

1940: Augustus Saint-Gaudens honoured on a stamp, long after his death in 1907.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens' country house Aspet, in Cornish, New Hampshire.

Up close: Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Sherman Memorial, New York. 'Gus' was one of Stanford White's closest friends, most probably his lover as well.

Ethel Barrymore in 1901, one of famed architect Stanford White's many artistic friends.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens, at one time the leading sculptor in America. Friend (and lover) of architect Stanford White.

The Louis Comfort Tiffany House, New York. McKim, Mead, and White, architects. Completed 1885, demolished 1936.

Whitney Warren talking to film star Audrey Hepburn at a party in San Francisco. His father, Whitney Warren senior was rather a close friend of architect Stanford White, signing his letters to him 'Bibi' or 'Bebe La Poupette'. Photo: Slim Aarons/Getty Images.

Telegraph Hill home's pedigree surprises owner

Lincoln Park, Chicago. Abraham Lincoln: The Man (1887). Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Saint-Gaudens was exceptionally close to architect Stanford White.

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A view of Ferncliff Casino, Rhinebeck, New York (1902-04). Stanford White, architect.

A view of the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, Baltimore, 1893. Stanford White, architect.

A painting by John LaFarge, the artist responsible for giving Stanford White his start as an architect.

Evelyn Nesbit wearing the set of white fox furs Stanford White gave her one Christmas.

  • ☾Gloomy Beauty ☾
    ☾Gloomy Beauty ☾

    I hope to be able to read your book! :)

Cléo de Mérode, 1893. Photo: Félix Nadar. American society figure Harry K. Thaw gave an elaborate party for her and other famous beauties in Paris; the party favours were jewels. Six years later, Thaw became internationally famous for murdering architect Stanford White. KA

And "the cause of it all": chorus girl Evelyn Nesbit. According to White's close friend, noted sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, she had "the face of an angel and the heart of a snake." Photo: Gertrude Kasebier.

Where White was shot; Madison Square Garden (during demolition, 1925).

Architect Stanford White, murdered June 25,1906 on the roof of a building he had designed.

Evelyn Nesbit and her son Russell, 1913. Photo: Arnold Genthe.

Evelyn Nesbit Thaw sculpting (via Chickeyonthego, via Flickr).

Richard Grant White (1822-1885) photographed by MATHEW BRADY. Drama and music critic, author, authority on Shakespeare and father of architect STANFORD WHITE.

Fabulous Elsie de Wolfe owed her start as an interior decorator to the much-maligned Stanford White.