Gilded New York

Gilded New York : Design and Fashion 1883-1905

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The Gilded Years - 1885 to 1905 - were a vital and glamorous era in New York City as families of great fortune sought to demonstrate their new position by building vast Fifth Avenue mansions filled with precious objects and important painting collections and hosting elaborate fetes and balls. This title examines the social and cultural history of these years focusing on interior design and decorative arts, fashion and jewellery, and the publications that were the progenitors of today's shelter more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 236.22 x 271.78 x 25.4mm | 1,451.49g
  • Monacelli Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 200 Colour Photographs
  • 158093367X
  • 9781580933674
  • 620,195

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"At the turn of the 19th century, status was everything. New York high society was coming of age. Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Astors, and other wealthy families fashioned their homes in the image of European aristocracy. Balls and dinner parties dominated the scene. "Gilded New York" showcases the lavish furnishings, clothing, and interiors of a new elite whose love of over-the-top style continues to influence our culture." --"Elle Decor" "The exhibition for which this handsomely illustrated book serves as the catalog opens in November in the Museum of the City of New York's new Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery. 'By 1892 nearly one-third of the country's millionaires lived in New York City, ' we're told by Donald Albrecht and his coauthor, Jeannine Falino. The recent commercialization of halftone photography meant that all this growth and extravagance could be recorded. One of the book's most telling images shows a gathering of gentlemen inside Sherry's restaurant--with everyone on horseback." --"Interior Design"show more

About Donald Albrecht

Donald Albrecht is curator of architecture and design at the Museum of the City of New York, where he has organized such major exhibitions as "Paris/New York: Design, Fashion, Culture 1925-1940" and "The American Style." Jeannine Falino, formerly curator of decorative arts and sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is now an independent curator specializing in decorative arts, particularly fashion, silver, and jewelry. Among her many publications are "Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design" (Museum of Art and Design, 2011) and "American Luxury: Jewels from the House of Tiffany "(ACC, 2008).show more

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