Автор: Federico Santi Название: Newport Mansions ISBN: 0764324977 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764324970 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 3048 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Newport, Rhode Island, nicknamed "The Queen of Resorts," has been celebrated in beautiful postcard portrayals for over a hundred years. Today, these vintage cards illuminate the glories of the Gilded Age, when huge mansions or "cottages" built by competing industrialists blossomed along Bellevue Avenue and The Cliff Walk, turning a once-quiet New England watering hole into the apex of nouveau riche destinations. With most Newport cards depicting images of these fabulous mansions, they illustrate pictorially how the new "American royalty" spent their leisure time and their wealth. This captivating book features over 200 period images of the mansions, the beautiful beaches, and the shopping areas where the Newport Summer Colony gathered to do what they did best: spend money. See how Newport was forever changed by the prolific growth of "cottages" during the late 19th century. Today, many of these testaments to power and wealth are open to the public as house museums, where thousands visit annually to see firsthand how the rich and famous lived. Includes a guide to postcard values and collector tips.
Автор: Deborah Crosby Название: Silver novelties in the gilded age ISBN: 0764312952 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764312953 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 6097 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This beautiful book showcases hundreds of figural silver items that were used for many purposes during the luxurious Gilded Age. These endearing and sometimes whimsical designs, shown in nearly 600 color photos, include accoutrements for the dining room, the writing desk, the sewing room, the nursery, and much more. Among the items shown and described are spoons, tea balls, napkin rings, inkwells, pens and pencils, matchsafes, cigar cutters, thimbles, chatelaines, belt buckles, and baby rattles. Historical background plus valuable information on manufacturing techniques and marks is also included. With values provided in the captions and an extensive bibliography, this is a wonderful book for new and experienced collectors of figural silver novelties.
Автор: Hackett-Galvin Cheryl Название: Newport Shingle Style ISBN: 0711229376 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780711229372 Издательство: Frances Lincoln Рейтинг: Цена: 2287 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Название: Private Mansions ISBN: 9077213236 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789077213230 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Цена: 6353 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Covers the architecture and interior design of private mansions around the world.
Автор: Federico Santi Название: The Newport Naval Training Station ISBN: 0764343238 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764343230 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 2540 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In the late 19th century, at the site of an old asylum for the poor on Coasters Harbor Island off the city of Newport, Rhode Island, local residents made a decision that would change American military history forever: they proposed that the 90-acre Island become a U.S. Naval Training Center. Postcards and other artifacts document physical changes over time, activities of enlisted trainees, and images of stationed ships. A detailed history unfolds through historical documents, 19th century newspapers, and detailed images. The metamorphosis of Newport, Rhode Island into todays vibrant city is revealed. Development of the Newport Naval Training Station, still in use as Naval Station Newport and The Navy War College, waxed and waned with political forces and both world wars. Postcard images show all facets of life on the base: from the mundane, like washing clothes, to the serious, like drilling, sham battles, artillery training, signal training, and life aboard the battleship USS Constellation.
Автор: Pardee Bettie Bearden Название: Living Newport: Houses, People, Style ISBN: 0991341910 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780991341917 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 4620 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From Presidents To Philanthropists, Newport Is Known For The Tastemakers Who Have Summered And Socialised Here. An Insider S View Of A Rarely Revealed Lifestyle.
Автор: Harold Cones Название: Newport News: A Vintage Postcard Tour ISBN: 0764324055 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764324055 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 3048 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Though the English colony that would be known as Newport News, Virginia was settled in the early 1600s, the modern story began in the 1880s with the arrival of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad and the building of shipyards by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. Over 250 vintage postcards will take readers on a journey through the citys history, industry, recreation, and culture from the 1890s through World War II. Enjoy a nostalgic tour of the Maritime Museum, stroll down the beach, or take a tour of the biggest privately owned shipyard in the United States. A chapter on deltiology (the study and collecting of postcards) gives collectors useful information to help them build their own postcard collection.
Автор: Ali Syed Название: Dubai: Gilded Cage ISBN: 0300152175 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300152173 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 1818 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Gilded Cage. A paperback original exposing the glaring contradictions behind the wealthy and futurist surface of Dubai. Renowned in the West for its astonishing hotels and leisure complexes, Dubai`s stern policies toward its guest workers and the suppression of dissent is far less known and understood. Ali brings alive a society rigidly divided between Westerners living self-indulgent lifestyles on short-term work visas, native Emiratis - largely passive observers and beneficiaries of what Dubai has become, and workers from the developing world who provide the manual labour and domestic service to keep the emirate running, often at great personal cost.
Ten years ago, the United States stood at the forefront of the Internet revolution. With some of the fastest speeds and lowest prices in the world for high-speed Internet access, the nation was poised to be the global leader in the new knowledge-based economy. Today that global competitive advantage has all but vanished because of a series of government decisions and resulting monopolies that have allowed dozens of countries, including Japan and South Korea, to pass us in both speed and price of broadband. This steady slide backward not only deprives consumers of vital services needed in a competitive employment and business market--it also threatens the economic future of the nation.
This important book by leading telecommunications policy expert Susan Crawford explores why Americans are now paying much more but getting much less when it comes to high-speed Internet access. Using the 2011 merger between Comcast and NBC Universal as a lens, Crawford examines how we have created the biggest monopoly since the breakup of Standard Oil a century ago. In the clearest terms, this book explores how telecommunications monopolies have affected the daily lives of consumers and America's global economic standing.
Be transported to New York during the Gilded Age and experience daily life in one of the world's most vibrant cities through mesmerizing, contemporary 3D photography and exciting tales of the time.
Black Dog & Leventhal has partnered with the New-York Historical Society to present New York in the Gilded Age as it's never been viewed before. This innovative package includes a sturdy metal stereoscopic viewer and 50 stereoscopic photographs of turn-of-the-century New York. The package also includes a 128-page paperback that provides a brief history of the stereograph craze and an overview of the city's evolution during that time.
Mark Twain coined the term the "Gilded Age" for this period of extravagance, experienced most dramatically in New York City from the late 1860s to 1910. More than half of the millionaires in the United States lived in the city. Previously unimaginable sums of money were made and spent, while poor immigrants were packed in tenements. The gap between the rich and the poor was wide, yet wealth was flaunted at every opportunity, from showy parties to lavish clothing and richly furnished mansions. The period also saw great innovations for all, including the New York City subway system, electric lighting, and the first urban ambulance service. New York City in 3D in the Gilded Age encapsulates a city determinedly positioned at the forefront of culture, politics, and innovation and includes vivid firsthand accounts from writers, politicians, and residents during this period.
Detailed descriptions of the scenes depicted in each stereographic photograph are included on the back of the photo.