The Houses of McKim, Mead and White
This volume focuses on the residential work of McKim, Mead & White, one of America's best known, most prolific and influential architecture firms. ... Show synopsis This volume focuses on the residential work of McKim, Mead & White, one of America's best known, most prolific and influential architecture firms. Based in New York and with nearly 1000 commissions executed between 1879 and 1912, the work of McKim, Mead & White included the most prestigious projects of the era: the redesign of the White House and the Mall in Washington DC, the campuses of Harvard and Columbia Universities, the Boston Public Library. But they also lent their sophisticated style to domestic architecture, building summer cottages in Newport and throughout Long Island and the Hudson Valley, and town houses in Boston, Baltimore and New York. These projects were built for the most powerful figures of the age, including the Vanderbilts, Whitneys and Pulitzers. Twenty-eight houses are presented in this book, several shown for he first time and each recorded in colour photographs and analyzed by Samuel G. White, who, as great-grandson of Stanford White, has been given unprecedented access to the houses.