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Stanford White in Detail

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Stanford White in Detail by Samuel G. White
Hardcover $40.00
Oct 13, 2020 | ISBN 9781580935388

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“…reveals how layered and complex interiors, architecture, furniture, and jewelry took shape under the classical master’s gaze. . . . With a focus on materials, texture, light, and atmosphere, the book offers up a detailed photographic tribute to the intricacies of White’s storied practice.”
—AD Pro

“[A] very welcome book . . .  a rich feast.”
Interior Design

“Stanford White’s unparalleled eye for detail transformed American architecture.”

“A celebrated designer in his own right, Samuel White guides us through elegant residences created by his renowned ancestor in New York City, Newport and beyond.”
—1stdibs Introspective

“Sumptuous – and to some degree astonishing – it’ll be a welcome addition to any aficionado’s bookshelf.”
—Architects + Artisans


“[Features] illustrated examples of White’s exuberance and represents a worthy addition to studies of American architecture’s golden age.”
—The New Criterion

“This book is so beautiful—The stunning photographs, the size, the spareness of text, and the captions at the end (like the map in a chocolate box!).”
—Helena Fifer

“. . . showcases the amazing details of Gilded Age architect Stanford White’s genius on his numerous works. . . [this book] will be the perfect holiday gift for all who appreciate architecture and beauty.” 
—Mansions of the Gilded Age
“So much has been said about White that it is startling to come upon Stanford White in Detail, which manages to say something new about him. A book of striking photographs of his interiors and architectural ornament, it is the work of Samuel G. White, the great-grandson of its subject and an architect in his own right. It is that rare literary object: a nearly wordless book that manages to say a great deal.”
—The New Criterion

“On the cover of Stanford White in Detail is an intricately carved wood surface from the Villard Houses in Midtown Manhattan, one of many landmarks designed by the firm of McKim, Mead and White. . . . I like to think of the surface as a door, making its presence on the cover an invitation to “open” the book and “enter” the realm of the architectural details within.”
—A Daily Dose of Architecture

“This deep and probing book covers the full extent of his renowned forebearer’s career, focusing on his architectural details, interior design, and decor.”

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