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Gilded Mansions: Grand Architecture and High Society

Gilded Mansions: Grand Architecture and High Society

$59.95

Craven, Wayne

Cl. New York, 2008

Book ID: 78529

The Gilded Age (1865-1918) saw the sudden rise of America's first High Society, including such prominent families as the Astors, Whitneys, and Vanderbilts. As an aristocracy based on fortunes recently acquired, these families endeavored to live like Europe's blue-blooded nobility, shedding Puritan restraint as they joyously flaunted their new wealthÑespecially where their homes were concerned.

352 pp., 100 color, 150 B&W illus.