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Title:
Elegant New York: The Builders and the Buildings 1885-1915
ISBN: 0896594580
Book #: 007433

Author: Tauranac, John
Illustrator: n/a
Publisher: Abbeville Press, Publishers
Place: New York
Year: 1985
Edition: First Edition

Book Cond.: Near Fine Condition
Jacket Cond.: Very Good
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 4to
Book Type: n/a
Signed: n/a

Description / Comments:
Size: 4to. 286 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Burgundy gilt stamped and blind stamped cloth over boards, Notes, Selected Bibliography, Index, extensively illustrated with black-and-white photographs by Christopher Lee. In an illustrated dust jacket that is lightly wrinkled & scuffed. “The architectural image of today’s New York is of sleek mirrored glass and stainless steel, but that image does not in any way characterize the city’s most treasured buildings. Much of the legendary New York was built when brownstone, limestone, and marble were the preferred fa├žade materials – in what this book calls the Age of Elegance, the years between 1885 and 1915. In this book they present about 90 wonderful buildings for our edification. This book is a social history of that extravagant period in terms of what was built and, especially, of who the builders were and why they built what they did.” A heavy book that may require extra postage especially to international destinations. Illustrator: Little, Christopher. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Architecture; Genealogy & Local History. ISBN: 0896594580. Inventory No: 007433.