To do: think about what our dream library would look like. Edinburgh Library, Edinburgh, Scotland... How did I not check this out when I was there?
Mercer House; Savannah.
Interestingly beautiful. ** This is the Biltmore House library..my favorite room is this very large house...! If you are in Ashville North Carolina check it out! **
New York City's Grand Central Terminal, Photo taken ca. 1935-1941. The most beautiful train station I have ever visited..
The Libraries, Studies, and Writing Rooms of 15 Famous Men
Six-Bedroom Scripps-Ellis Home Lists For Less Than $200,000
I say, old boy.
New York Never Seen Before What do you need to create such extraordinary shots of New York? Well, you need a lot
And lead us not into Penn Station, 1903-63. Architects Mckim, Meade & White.
Old Penn Station, main waiting room. Groined vaults in coffered stone.
Old Penn Station
The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age: All 203 Photographs from Artistic Houses - Rare photographs recall interiors of late Victorian mansions belonging to William H. Vanderbilt, J.P. Morgan, U.S. Grant, and many others. $13.57
Great American Houses and Their Architectural Styles - authoritative introduction to the principal architectural and decorative styles of the American house from colonial times to the mid-20th century. In this beautifully produced volume, the authors identify the landmark houses that best exemplify America's major architectural and decorative styles since Colonial times.
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.
American Country Houses of the Gilded Age (Sheldon's "Artistic Country-Seats"). Reproduces all of Sheldon's fascinating and historically important photographs of plans for a total of 97 buildings (93 houses, 4 casinos) built during the 1880s).
GREAT HOUSES OF NEW YORK, 1880-1930 presents the stories of 43 most elegant houses built in New York. With over 300 archival photographs and floor plans and a decade of research, Michael Kathrens profiles New York houses known only for their magisterial presence on the city s most elegant boulevards, some of which still exist today.
The Houses of McKim, Meade & White. Among its residential clients were many of the most powerful figures of the Gilded Age-Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Pulitzers-for whom the firm built splendid summer cottages in Newport and throughout Long Island and the Hudson valley and sumptuous town houses in Boston, Washington, Baltimore and New York. More than thirty houses are presented here, their exteriors and interiors elegantly recorded in lush new color photographs.
First one-volume paperback edition of one of the most important documents in American architecture. Depicted are over 130 structures — the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pierpont Morgan Library, Tiffany & Company, and the original Penn Station, among others, in New York, as well as many important landmarks in other cities. 435 photographs, over 250 line illustrations. $21.31
In lavish color and archival photographs, the book includes the Boston Public Library, Newport Casino, the second Madison Square Garden, the Washington Memorial Arch, the Morgan Library, major works at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the campuses of Columbia and Harvard universities, Pennsylvania Station in New York, Bank of Montreal, American Academy in Rome, the Century Association, and the Harvard, Metropolitan, and University clubs in New York, among others.
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.
A 1907 mansion in Westchester by McKim, Mead & White