Stanny: The Gilded Life of Stanford White. Architectural Monograph, Paul R. Baker.

Stanny: The Gilded Life of Stanford White.

New York: Free Press, 1989. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Octavo, pp. 483, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #20752

The larger-than-life figure of architect Stanford White dominated New York's Gilded Age, the last quarter of the 19th century, a time when great fortunes were made and spent and social ambitions soared without limits. As upstart dynasties created new empires of wealth, White captured their desire for aristocratic grandeur in his stunning buildings and interior decor. This impresario embodied the flamboyance of the age in both his work and his life, in his meteoric rise to tastemaker and intimate of the rich, and in his scandalous affairs and infamous demise. From the Old House Journal reference library.

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