Stanford White by Claire Nicolas White
Letters to His Family : Including a Selection of Letters to Augustus Saint-Gaudens

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These letters and sketches by Stanford White were left by Lawrence Grant White, when he died in 1956. He had mounted them in beautiful leather-bound books, each impetuously scribbled letter accompanied by a typewritten transcription. It was so obviously the labor of love and admiration of a son for his father that this alone made them precious.
 

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Published June 15, 1997 by Rizzoli. 160 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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What Mooney has done, in almost alternating chapters, is to give the history of Little Old New York before it became The Big Apple and to include a considerable inventory of Stanford White's achievements as church by mansion he, more than any other, lent it an elegance it had never had.

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when she moved to Manhattan on her own, she responded to White's designs--including the landmark Washington Square Arch--with both joy and fear, feelings she felt were anchored in her family experiences, A meeting with her sisters in which each revealed sexual experiences with their father plus d...

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It may be that Baker wishes to downplay the sensationalism that has dogged the architect's name since he was gunned down by the irate (and probably psychotic) husband of a former mistress, but for many the lack of anecdotal material and psychological probing into what was, even in Baker's descrip...

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While the complex character and magnificent accomplishments of Lessard's great-grandfather, celebrated Gilded Age architect and murder victim Stanford White, could indeed be the focus of a fascinating story, Whiting Award winner Lessard brings to her assiduously researched narrative a depth of un...

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The enormous contribution of Stanford White (1853-1906), an architect in the Beaux-Arts tradition who designed the Washington Square Arch, the Player's Club, the second Madison Square Garden and many other public and private buildings in New York City, is celebrated in this lively study by archit...

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Stanford White was shot from behind by a crazed profligate [Henry Thaw] whose great wealth was used to besmirch his victim's memory."" These letters, written primarily to his mother, father, bride-to-be and great friend the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, say much more about Stanford White as a ...

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pay[ing] an additional fee to various proprietresses for the privilege of having underage, stagestruck girls come to his rooms for 'tutoring.’” He would then handcuff them and beat them with dog whips, tie them to chairs and headboards, “put them in leg irons, scream in their faces and berate the...

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San Francisco Chronicle

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Historical Novel Society

Part cautionary tale about the perils of sudden and abrupt fame, part Gilded Age true crime story, Uruburu’s book reminds us that few stories are completely new, and that prurient interest in the lives of the wealthy and beautiful is not a product of contemporary popular culture.

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About 15 years ago, John Stanford became head of Seattle Public Schools.

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