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The Magnificent Builders and their Dream Houses

The Magnificent Builders and their Dream Houses


New York: Simon & Schuster, 1978. Coffee-table book by Joseph J. Thorndike, Jr., devoted to some great structures, from the distant past to the present. Includes Paolo Soleri's Acrosanti, Henri Cristophe's Sans Souci, Philip II's Escorial, George IV's Brighton Pavilion, William Gillette's castle, Francis I's Chambord, Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesins, Richard Foster's Revolving House, John Soane's, Hardwick Hall, Sarah Winchester's ghost-proof mansion, Isabella Stewart Gardner's Fenway Court, Frederick Church's Olana, The Vanderbilt houses, Hearst's San Simeon, Walter Annenberg's Palm Springs estate, etc., etc. With sections on follies, staircases, etc. Light wear to dust jacket edges.


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