"This gorgeous volume shows us a bygone age when creating beauty in the built environment was a main desideratum – and Beaux-Arts scientific rationalism provided the tools for achieving that lofty goal." ~Traditional Buildings
Laurie Ossman is director of the Woodlawn Plantation and Pope-Leighey House in Mount Vernon, Virginia, and author of Great Houses of the South. Heather Ewing is an architectural historian and a research associate of the Smithsonian Institution, and is a coauthor of The Castle, a history of the Institution's first building, and author of The Lost World of James Smithson: Science, Revolution, and the Birth of the Smithsonian. Steven Brooke is a fellow of both the American Academy in Rome and the Albright Institute, Jerusalem. His work has been widely published and exhibited.
Not only are the color photographs marvelous, but the text is equally engaging.
Well written and beautiful book on Carrere & Hastings, two great architects who are long... Read more
What a gorgeous book. I bought it for my brother who is an architect and he loved it. The photographs are stunning and the text is completely engaging for anyone with an... Read morePublished on May 6, 2012 by C. Anderson
Excellent scholarship, writing, and photos. The author is clearly an expert in the field with a passion for the resources.Published on May 6, 2012 by HampTucker
The book was fascinating. I am not a professional architect, but i am a visual person and I was taken for a great tour of these house, which were put in a context that was very... Read morePublished on April 19, 2012 by jjjjj
After Rizzoli published the beautiful volume "McKim, Mead and White: The Masterworks" by Samuel G. White, I was hoping for a similar presentation of the work of Carrere & Hastings. Read morePublished on February 4, 2012 by Zootsuit Riot