Journey through the splendor and the excesses of the Gilded Age ""Every aspect of life in the Gilded Age took on deeper, transcendent meaning intended to prove the greatness of America: residences beautified their surroundings; works of art uplifted and were shared with the public; clothing exhibited evidence of breeding; jewelry testified to ...
Journey through the splendor and the excesses of the Gilded Age ""Every aspect of life in the Gilded Age took on deeper, transcendent meaning intended to prove the greatness of America: residences beautified their surroundings; works of art uplifted and were shared with the public; clothing exhibited evidence of breeding; jewelry testified to cultured taste and wealth; dinners demonstrated sophisticated palates; and balls rivaled those of European courts in their refinement. The message was unmistakable: the United States had arrived culturally, and Caroline Astor and her circle were intent on leading the nation to unimagined heights of glory."" From A Season of Splendor Take a dazzling journey through the Gilded Age, the period from roughly the 1870s to 1914, when bluebloods from older, established families met the nouveau riche headlongrailway barons, steel magnates, and Wall Street speculatorsand forged an uneasy and glittering new society in New York City. The best of the best were Caroline Astor's 400 families, and she shaped and ruled this high society with steel. A Season of Splendor is a panoramic sweep across this sumptuous landscape, presenting the families, the wealth, the balls, the clothing, and the mansions in vivid detailas well as the shocking end of the era with the sinking of the Titanic."
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Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Binding, DJ and Contents are almost like new.; First Printing of the First Edition. 9-1/2" Tall, XVI + 508pp. Black boards, bright silver spine lettering. HISTORY. "A SEASON OF SPLENDOR takes you on a spectacular journey through the Gilded Age, the period from roughly the 1970s to 1914, when old-money bluebloods and patricians confronted the nouveau riche-railway barons, steel magnates, and Wall Street speculators-and forged an uneasy and dazzling new social order in New York City. Together, their extreme wealth, elaborate parties, marble mansions, shocking excesses, and delicious scandals transformed the social, architectural, and sartorial landscape. You'll meet the rich and famous and tour sumptuous estates filled with antiques, tapestries, and Europen art. You'll attend society balls, go yachting in Newport, buy dresses in paris. " Index. Bibliography. Notes. Occasional b/w photo throughout.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Black paper over boards, light crease to paper back corner. In black dust jacket with a nick at top of spine; trivial wear at corners. Illustrated with black & white photos.
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