The magnificent builders and their dream houses /

An architectural look at expensive private homes from the past and present and the motivations of their builders.

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Main Author: Thorndike, Joseph J. 1913-2005.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : American Heritage Pub. Co. : Book trade distribution by Simon and Schuster, ©1978.
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245 1 4 |a The magnificent builders and their dream houses /  |c by Joseph J. Thorndike Jr. and the editors of American Heritage. 
260 |a New York :  |b American Heritage Pub. Co. :  |b Book trade distribution by Simon and Schuster,  |c ©1978. 
300 |a 352 pages :  |b illustrations (some color) ;  |c 29 cm 
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500 |a Includes index. 
505 0 |a Rulers in search of glory: Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, Henri Christophe, Philip II -- Kings for their pleasure: Hadrian, Diocletian, Ludwig II, George IV, Francis I -- Architects for themselves: Frank Lloyd Wright, Juan O'Gorman, Herbert Greene, Philip Johnson, Richard Foster, Paolo Soleri, John Soane -- Inspired women: Diane de Poitiers, Elizabeth Shrewsbury, Sarah Winchester, Sarah Churchill, Isabella Gardner -- Artists as builders: Mark Twain, Sir Walter Scott, William Gillette, Frederick Church, Peter Paul Rubens, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Horace Walpole -- Eastern potentates: Darius the Great, Shah Jahan, Maharana Jagat Singh, Ibn al-Ahmar -- Princely Americans: Thomas Jefferson, Haller Nutt, The Vanderbilt family, George Boldt, John Ringling, William Randolph Hearst. 
520 |a An architectural look at expensive private homes from the past and present and the motivations of their builders. 
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