The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910

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Black Dog & Leventhal #ad - The gilded age in new york captures what is was like to live in Gotham then, to be a daily witness to the city's rapid evolution. Sidebars detail smaller, fleeting moments: alice vanderbilt posing proudly in her "Electric Light" ball gown at a society-changing masquerade ball; immigrants stepping off the boat at Ellis Island; a young Theodore Roosevelt witnessing Abraham Lincoln's funeral.

The gilded age in new york is a rare illustrated look at this amazing time in both the city and the country as a whole. Praise for new-york historical society new york city in 3d in the gilded Age, also by Esther Crain: "Vividly captures the transformation from cityscape of horse carriages and gas lamps 'bursting with beauty, power and possibilities' as it staggered into a skyscraping Imperial City.

Sam roberts, the new york Times"Get a glimpse of Edith Wharton's world. Entertainment weekly Must List"What better way to revisit this rich period. Author esther crain, the go-to authority on the era, weaves first-hand accounts and fascinating details into a vivid tapestry of American society at the turn of the century.

The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910 #ad - Library journal. The drama, from 1870 to 1910, mansions and wealth of New York City's transformative Gilded Age era, expansion, captured in a magnificently illustrated hardcover. In forty short years, subways, streetlights, and Central Park, New York City suddenly became a city of skyscrapers, as well as sprawling bridges that connected the once-distant boroughs.

In manhattan, more than a million poor immigrants crammed into tenements, while the half of the millionaires in the entire country lined Fifth Avenue with their opulent mansions.

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The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age: All 203 Photographs from "Artistic Houses," with New Text Dover Architecture

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Dover Publications #ad - Today, historians consider artistic Houses the best source of information and illustrations for private houses in major Eastern cities in the early 1880s. Grant; multiple views of the henry Villard house, now part of the Helmsley Palace Hotel in Manhattan; rooms from William H. In addition to an introductory essay on the period's social and esthetic trends, extensive captions for each plate include most of the valuable information from Sheldon's descriptions plus biographical comments on the homeowners and their families, present condition of the houses, comments on paintings and sculptures, and locations.

Over 200 photographs of 97 grand buildings include rare photographs of the New York homes of Hamilton Fish and Ulysses S. Although its authorship is not certain, the text is generally attributed to noted author and art critic George William Sheldon. This volume retains all of the photographs from the original two-volume work; the text, however, has been replaced with a version specially written for this edition.

The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age: All 203 Photographs from "Artistic Houses," with New Text Dover Architecture #ad - With its thorough scholarship and wealth of detail, this impressive survey offers not only inside views of the homes of the rich and powerful families during the Gilded Age but also fascinating insights into the social history and architectural development of the United States. Originally published in 1883 to 1884, artistic houses comprised more than 200 photographs of the interiors of the homes of the well-to-do, color schemes, wall coverings, with commentary on the woodwork, and other aspects of interior décor.

Here are richly paneled rooms that rivaled the baronial halls of European castles, miniature art galleries, magnificent tapestries, plush draperies, and brilliant chandeliers. Vanderbilt's Fifth Avenue residence; interiors from J.

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The Gilded Age: 1876-1912: Overture to the American Century

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Sterling #ad - . As, truly, the overture of the ‘American Century. He also looks at how it presaged our current era, which many are calling the “Second Gilded Age. Photographs, engravings, political cartoons, news clippings, and other ephemera help bring this fascinating period into focus. This book will reveal it. The gilded age is in the air! this beautifully designed, fully illustrated, insightful book by noted historian Alan Axelrod provides a vivid view of American life and thought during that era.

The Gilded Age: 1876-1912: Overture to the American Century #ad - Prolific historian alan axelrod tackles this subject in a fresh way, exploring “this intense era in all its dimensions. The gilded age—the name coined by mark twain to refer to the period of rapid economic growth in America between the 1870s and 1900—offers some intriguing parallels to our own time.

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A Season of Splendor: The Court of Mrs. Astor in Gilded Age New York

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Wiley #ad - The best of the best were caroline Astor's 400 families, and she shaped and ruled this high society with steel. A season of splendor is a panoramic sweep across this sumptuous landscape, presenting the families, the clothing, the balls, the wealth, and the mansions in vivid detail—as well as the shocking end of the era with the sinking of the Titanic.

Journey through the splendor and the excesses of the gilded age"every aspect of life in the Gilded Age took on deeper, transcendent meaning intended to prove the greatness of America: residences beautified their surroundings; works of art uplifted and were shared with the public; clothing exhibited evidence of breeding; jewelry testified to cultured taste and wealth; dinners demonstrated sophisticated palates; and balls rivaled those of European courts in their refinement.

A Season of Splendor: The Court of Mrs. Astor in Gilded Age New York #ad - The message was unmistakable: the United States had arrived culturally, and Caroline Astor and her circle were intent on leading the nation to unimagined heights of glory. From a season of splendortake a dazzling journey through the gilded age, steel magnates, the period from roughly the 1870s to 1914, established families met the nouveau riche headlong—railway barons, when bluebloods from older, and Wall Street speculators—and forged an uneasy and glittering new society in New York City.

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When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age

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Penguin Books #ad - When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age #ad - In this marvelous anecdotal history, justin Kaplan––Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Mark Twain––vividly brings to life a glittering, bygone age. Endowed with the largest private fortunes of their day, cousins John Jacob Astor IV and William Waldorf Astor vied for primacy in New York society, producing the grandest hotels ever seen in a marriage of ostentation and efficiency that transformed American social behavior.

Kaplan exposes it all in exquisite detail, taking readers from the 1890s to the Roaring Twenties in a combination of biography, history, architectural appreciation, and pure reading pleasure .

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What Would Mrs. Astor Do?: The Essential Guide to the Manners and Mores of the Gilded Age Washington Mews Book 5

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NYU Press #ad - There, the richest and most influential—Thomas Edison, J. Astor, an old money heiress of the first order, became convinced that she was uniquely qualified to uphold the manners and mores of Gilded Age America. It was a time of abundance, but also bitter rivalries, in work and play. Astor do? presents a vivid portrait of this remarkable time of social metamorphosis, starring Caroline Astor, the ultimate gatekeeper.

Channeling the queen of the gilded age herself, cecelia tichi paints a portrait of New York’s social elite, from the schools to which they sent their children, to their lavish mansions and even their reactions to the political and personal scandals of the day. This work serves as a guide to manners as well as an insight to Mrs.

What Would Mrs. Astor Do?: The Essential Guide to the Manners and Mores of the Gilded Age Washington Mews Book 5 #ad - Astor made her judgments, acceptable patterns of speech and movements of the body, men’s and women’s codes of dress, dictating proper behavior and demeanor, and what and when to eat and drink. The ladies and gentlemen of high society took note. P. A richly illustrated romp with america’s Gilded Age leisure class—and those angling to join it Mark Twain called it the Gilded Age.

What would Mrs. Mrs. Between 1870 and 1900, the united states’ population doubled, accompanied by an unparalleled industrial expansion, and an explosion of wealth unlike any the world had ever seen.

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American Country Houses of the Gilded Age: Sheldon's "Artistic Country-Seats" Dover Architecture

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Dover Publications #ad - It was during these heady, turbulent years that a new type of domestic architecture first appeared on the American landscape. The "gilded age, " the three decades following the Civil War, were years of astounding economic growth. The first, best, and most exquisite documentation of this surge of architectural creativity was the 1886–87 publication of George William Sheldon's Artistic Country-Seats: Types of Recent American Villa and Cottage Architecture with Instances of Country-Club Houses.

It presented exceedingly fine photographs, clearly detailed plans and elevations, as well as Sheldon's own commentary for a total of 97 buildings 93 houses and 4 casinos. Called the "country seat" or "cottage, with exceptionally large and impressive reception rooms, halls, parlors, dining rooms, " these houses were grandiose in scale ― imposing facades complemented by manicured gardens, and other public areas.

American Country Houses of the Gilded Age: Sheldon's "Artistic Country-Seats" Dover Architecture #ad - Chandler, Jr. Lamb & rich; wilcox & Johnston; and many others. Sheldon's photographs connect us with a time and style of living that today increasingly seem more the realm of fiction than fact. Yet, in the pages of this important collection, they are brought fresh to life as they appeared when they were new and times were very different.

It was an era in which fortunes were made and lost quickly, power, almost easily; a period that encouraged ― nearly demanded ― the public display of this newly acquired wealth, and prestige. This present volume reproduces all of sheldon's fascinating and historically important photographs and plans, thoroughly accurate text by Arnold Lewis Professor of Art, providing analyses of elevations and plans, Ohio that includes the most useful information supplied by Sheldon and also reports on the present condition of each house or casino, the College of Wooster, and adds a new, Wooster, observations about family life in the 1880s, and brief biographical comments about the clients and architects.

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Gilded: How Newport Became America's Richest Resort

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Wiley #ad - Through a narrative filled with engrossing characters and lively tales of untold extravagance, Davis brings the resort to life and uncovers the difference between rich and Newport rich along the way. An engrossing multigenerational saga that tells the real story of the rich and famous in NewportVibrant, praiseworthy writing: "Davis brings splendidly colorful behind-the-scenes action and players up front" the New York Times on Party of the Century34 evocative black-and-white photographsWritten with insight and dramatic flair, Gilded gives you a rare peek into the cloistered coastal playground of America's moneyed elite.

Gilded takes you along as you explore the fascinating heritage of the Newport elite, from its first colonists to the newest of its new millennium millionaires, showing the evolution of a town intent on living in its own world. Many of the country's most famous blueblood families?the closest thing we have to royalty?have lived and summered in Newport since the nineteenth century.

Gilded: How Newport Became America's Richest Resort #ad - A beautifully written history of high society in Newport, Rhode Island, from the acclaimed author of Party of the CenturyNewport is the legendary and beautiful home of American aristocracy and the sheltered super-rich. The astors, doris duke, the vanderbilts, edith wharton, JFK and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Claus and Sunny von Bulow are just a few of the many names who have called the city home.

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The Plaza: The Secret Life of America's Most Famous Hotel

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Twelve #ad - In this definitive history, award-winning journalist Julie Satow not only pulls back the curtain on Truman Capote's Black and White Ball and The Beatles' first stateside visit-she also follows the money trail. With glamour on the surface and strife behind the scenes, it is the story of how one hotel became a mirror reflecting New York's place at the center of the country's cultural narrative for over a century.

But the true stories captured in the plaza also include dark, hidden secrets: the cold-blooded murder perpetrated by the construction workers in charge of building the hotel, how Donald J. Trump came to be the only owner to ever bankrupt the Plaza, 7, and the tale of the disgraced Indian tycoon who ran the hotel from a maximum-security prison cell, 000 miles away in Delhi.

The Plaza: The Secret Life of America's Most Famous Hotel #ad - . For some, the hotel evokes images of F. The plaza reveals how a handful of rich, today, dowager widows were the financial lifeline that saved the hotel during the Great Depression, and how, foreign money and anonymous shell companies have transformed iconic guest rooms into condominiums that shield ill-gotten gains-hollowing out parts of the hotel as well as the city around it.

The plaza is the account of one vaunted New York City address that has become synonymous with wealth and scandal, opportunity and tragedy. Scott fitzgerald frolicking in the Pulitzer Fountain, or Eloise, the impish young guest who pours water down the mail chute. Journalist julie satow's thrilling, unforgettable history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today's Billionaire Row.

From the moment in 1907 when new york millionaire alfred gwynne vanderbilt strode through the Plaza Hotel's revolving doors to become its first guest, to the afternoon in 2007 when a mysterious Russian oligarch paid a record price for the hotel's largest penthouse, the eighteen-story white marble edifice at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street has radiated wealth and luxury.

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Fortune's Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt

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William Morrow #ad - Fortune's Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt #ad - The family patriarch, "the commodore, " built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Fortune's children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance. Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. Yet, one of his direct descendants died penniless, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people.

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A History of New York in 27 Buildings: The 400-Year Untold Story of an American Metropolis

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Bloomsbury Publishing #ad - Some stretch the definition of buildings, to include the city's oldest bridge and the landmark Coney Island Boardwalk. From the seven hundred thousand or so buildings in New York, in the past four centuries, Roberts selects twenty-seven that, social, have been the most emblematic of the city's economic, and political evolution.

With his deep knowledge of the city and penchant for fascinating facts, Roberts brings to light the brilliant architecture, remarkable history, and bright future of the greatest city in the world. A few structures, are architectural icons, such as the Empire State Building, but Roberts goes beyond the familiar with intriguing stories of the personalities and exploits behind the unrivaled skyscraper's construction.

As new york is poised to celebrate its four hundredth anniversary, New York Times correspondent Sam Roberts tells the story of the city through bricks, glass, and mortar, wood, revealing why and how it evolved into the nation's biggest and most influential. He describes not only the buildings and how they came to be, but also their enduring impact on the city and its people and how the consequences of the construction often reverberated around the world.

A History of New York in 27 Buildings: The 400-Year Untold Story of an American Metropolis #ad - Others offer surprises: where the united nations general assembly first met; a hidden hub of global internet traffic; a nondescript factory that produced billions of dollars of currency in the poorest neighborhood in the country; and the buildings that triggered the Depression and launched the New Deal.

From the urban affairs correspondent of the New York Times--the story of a city through twenty-seven structures that define it.

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