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Phantoms of the Hudson Valley: The Glorious Estates of a Lost Era (Hardback)

Monica Randall

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ISBN 10: 0879516178 / ISBN 13: 9780879516178
Edité par Overlook Press, United States, 1997
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. These stately mansions recall the aristocratic luxury of a bygone era, with their turrets and spires, rambling porticos, gleaming columns, and glaring gargoyles. Through her masterful photography and darkroom work, Randall has created some of the restles. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9780879516178

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Titre : Phantoms of the Hudson Valley: The Glorious ...

Éditeur : Overlook Press, United States

Date d'édition : 1997

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : Reissue.

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Monica Randall's evocative, sepia-tinted photographs capture the architectural splendor of twenty-six palatial estates that loom as mysterious ruins along the Hudson River.

These stately mansions recall the aristocratic luxury of a bygone era, with their turrets and spires, rambling porticos, gleaming columns, and glaring gargoyles. Through her masterful photography and darkroom work, Randall has created some of the restles

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A stunning architectural tour of 28 abandoned estates that loom as mysterious ruins along the Hudson River between New York City and Albany. Many of the now-faded mansions were designed by Stanford White, the premier architect of New York's gilded age, and were owned by such illustrious families as the Vanderbilts, Astors, and Whitneys. The author's evocative, sepia-tinted photos capture the architectural splendor of these once luxurious homes, as well as the ravages of time, from the houses' crumbling turrets and spires, porticos, columns, gargoyles, and weed-choked courtyards and gazebos, to their interior vaulted ceilings, spacious ballrooms, and huge, empty libraries. Paired with ghost stories and legends about the estates, this book is a haunting reminder of a bygone era and lifestyle.

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