|Silver Platter, A portrait of Mrs. John Mackay|
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
|The First Four Hundred, by Jerry E. Patterson|
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
|The Grandes Dames by Stephen Birmingham|
The Grand Dames, by Stephen Birmingham is a very informative book about the great ladies who ruled Gilded Age society. For all of those Whitemarsh Hall fans, there is a great chapter on Eva Stotesbury and her battle to be accepted by Philadelphia society.
While New York Society and the world of Mrs. Astor's 400 are always thought to be the toughest nut to crack, but with enough money and show, it was easier to break into than Boston or Philadelphia Society, where money could be a determent. If you like books like this, please look for other books by Stephen Birmingham, he has written many on the subject of the rich. Buy it HERE at Amazon.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Mansions of the Gilded Age on Facebook has been a wonderful forum to find out more about Gilded Age mansions, ask questions to find more about a house you always were always curious about, houses to visit, books, movies, events and many other things related. So give it a try!
Mansions of the Gilded Age administrator Gary Lawrance also picked it as one of ,"America's Most Beautiful Mansions" in this Forbes story.
|The Private Rich, A Family Album/ Stories by Peter Rand and photographs edited by Elizabeth Bird,Crown Publishers, Inc., New York.|
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
|The Architecture of Delano & Aldrich, by Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker.|
A beautiful book about the works of architects William Adams Delano & Chester A. Aldrich.
Simple elegance describes them best.
The Architecture of Delano & Aldrich, by Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker.
Buy it HERE at Amazon.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
|Great Houses of the Western World, by Nigel Nicolson.|
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
|A Treasury of Great American Houses|
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
|Great Houses of America by Henry Lionel Williams & Ottalie K. Williams|
Mansions of the Gilded Age, "Book of the Day". Today I am going to start a book of the day posting. Each day I will post one book that I either have read or would like to read. I will post primarily about books that relate to, Mansions of the Gilded Age in America, but will also post about books that are related, such as mansions from other countries that may have served as inspiration for the Gilded Age millionaires, when building their own versions in America. I will include books about the families of the period, biographies, social history and occasionally films and documentaries. I also have a very active Facebook group called, "Mansions of the Gilded Age" and will be posting there as well. On Facebook I also have a page called, "Mansions of the Gilded Age Bookstore", If you want to see a larger selection all in one place please visit and LIKE it. Today my first book is, "Great Houses of America" by Henry Lionel Williams and Ottalie K. Williams. This is one of the first books I received as a gift that started my interest in Mansions of the Gilded Age. It was displayed on a gilded brass book stand in my room! It was often open to the chapter on Lyndhurst, I think the first Gilded Age mansion that I ever visited as a child and still my favorite. Buy it HERE at Amazon.