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- DescriptionThe mansion along with its magnificent furnishings, art, gardens, and the owners' striving, hubris, and ultimate failure are the dramatis personae of this saga. Stanford White, the architect, wrote, with the exception of Biltmore, I do t think there will be an estate equal to it in the country. An extravagant product of the desire for social acceptance, the portrait encompasses western mining and old versus new wealth, religious differences and the building of a church, art collecting, and the many people, from the architects, builders, and workers to the servants and staff who ran the house and gardens. Harbor Hill's story includes elements of farce and tragedy; in a sense it is an American portrait.
- Author BiographyRichard Guy Wilson is Commonwealth Professor at the University of Virginia.
- Author(s)Richard Guy Wilson
- PublisherWW Norton & Co
- Date of Publication18/03/2008
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWW Norton & Co
- Content Note9 color, 219 b&w illustrations
- Weight1210 g
- Width239 mm
- Height313 mm
- Spine20 mm
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