New York: Acanthus Press, 2006. First edition. Cloth over Boards w/illustrated Dust Jacket. Quarto, pp. 310, indexed, over 300 b/w photographs previously unpublished. CD with full text and images included. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #13300
This volume, launching the Architecture of Leisure series, surveys 35 of the most renowned residences and estates designed by nationally known firms including McKim, Mead & White, Carrere & Hastings, and Frederick Law Olmsted. Their clients included lawyer and ambassador Joseph Choate, novelist Edith Wharton, and inventor George Westinghouse. An impressive publication, beautifully produced and thoroughly researched, that provides an unmatched chronicle of a distinctive social and literary colony and now-vanished way of life.