Stanford White: Letters to His Family : Including a Selection of Letters to Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Stanford White was a quintessential figure of the Gilded Age and one of its most fascinating personalities. This collection of candid and informal letters, assembled by his son, Lawrence Grant White, presents a private, intimate view of a character whose life has been scrutinized ever since his murder in 1906. Spanning more than 50 years, the letters offer a glimpse into his views on architecture, clients, and family, revealing the energy and exuberance for which White was known. 80 illustrations, 60 in color.
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