The Henry Clay Frick Houses: Architecture Interiors Landscapes in the Golden Era 2001 SIGNED Martha Frick Symington Sanger ~ Interior Design


Title: The Henry Clay Frick Houses: Architecture Interiors Landscapes in the Golden Era

Author: Martha Frick Symington Sanger. Foreword by Wendell Garrett.

Description: Inscribed by author on title page (with best wishes / Martha Frick Symington Sanger / ''Martie''). Hardcover in black cloth slipcase. Fine. Dust jacket is near fine with just a bit of slight edgewear. Slipcase shows light scuffing and some minor soiling. Illustrated with over 300 vintage photographs, most never seen before. Notes, Bibliography, Resources, Glossary, Index, pp. xiv, 295. 12 x 10 inches.

A gorgeously illustrated study of the houses of Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), a world-famous art collector and steel tycoon, authoritatively written by his great-granddaughter, his award-winning biographer, Martha Frick Symington Sanger.

Drawing on extensive, previously unpublished archives of vintage photographs, documents, and letters, Sanger presents here the fascinating story of Henry Clay Frick's houses. She recounts the purchase and renovation of these properties and in great detail presents the unusual beauty of the furnishings, objects of art, and design feature in each home. The work of Frick's architects and interior designers --the most prominent of their era--is carefully documented, as are their often tumultuous relationships with the Frick family.

Sanger interweaves the stories of the lives of Frick, of his wife, and their children with the history of these houses. Intriguing subjects addressed in this scholarly work are the impact of the Industrial Revolution on interior design trends in America; Frick's introduction to art through his travels in Europe; the independent and heroic life of his daughter, Helen Clay Frick, as an art collector, early historic preservationist, and feminist.

Includes examples original working drawings, artists' sketches, and designer's notes. Photographs are accompanied by extensive captions describing the rooms, artwork, and furniture in exacting detail.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Slipcase Condition: Very Good+

Publisher: The Monacelli Press
Place: New York
Year: 2001

ISBN: 1580931049

Keywords: architecture, interior design, historic preservation, art collections, Frick Collection,

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