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Villa Astor

Villa Astor

Paradise Restored on the Amalfi Coast

  • Author: Curt DiCamillo,Suzanne Tise-Isoré,Alexandra Campbell
  • Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
  • ISBN: 9782081375925
  • Category: Amalfi Coast (Italy)
  • Page: 279
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This volume showcases the legendary Italian villa that William Waldorf Astor exquisitely curated as a masterpiece of art, architecture, and design. Dominating the Bay of Naples in the charming town of Sorrento, with spectacular views of Mount Vesuvius, Villa Astor is an Italian landmark with a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire. American businessman, collector, and politician William Waldorf Astor--founder of the legendary Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York--fell in love with Italy during his time as American ambassador in Rome. He purchased the villa that now bears his name and turned it into a paradise of art, beauty, architecture, and exquisite gardens. The eccentric, extravagant, and discerning art lover spent a decade restoring and decorating the house and gardens with an outstanding collection of classical artifacts. After Astor's death in 1919, the villa changed hands. It was recently acquired by new owners, who have restored the villa and gardens to their former splendor with the talented French decorator Jacques Garcia. This volume traces the splendid history of a legendary house, garden, and art collection and the extraordinary life of one of the world's most enigmatic tycoons.

Glossarium Archaiologicum: continens Latino-barbara, peregrina, obsoleta, et novatæ significationis vocabula ... Scholiis et commentariis illustrata, etc. Edited by Sir W. Dugdale, with a dedicatory epistle by C. Spelman. With a MS. glossary to the poems of Gawin Douglas

Glossarium Archaiologicum: continens Latino-barbara, peregrina, obsoleta, et novatæ significationis vocabula ... Scholiis et commentariis illustrata, etc. Edited by Sir W. Dugdale, with a dedicatory epistle by C. Spelman. With a MS. glossary to the poems of Gawin Douglas

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H. Spelmanni ... Archæologus. In modum glossarii ad rem antiquam posteriorem continentis Latino-Barbara, peregrina, obsoleta et novatæ significationis vocabula, quæ ... in Ecclesiasticis profanisque scriptoribus ... legibus antiquis, Chartis et formulis occurrunt. Scholiis ... illustrata, etc

H. Spelmanni ... Archæologus. In modum glossarii ad rem antiquam posteriorem continentis Latino-Barbara, peregrina, obsoleta et novatæ significationis vocabula, quæ ... in Ecclesiasticis profanisque scriptoribus ... legibus antiquis, Chartis et formulis occurrunt. Scholiis ... illustrata, etc

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John Jacob Astor and the First Great American Fortune

John Jacob Astor and the First Great American Fortune

  • Author: Alexander Emmerich
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476603820
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 204
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This biography analyzes Astor’s rise from poor German immigrant in 1784 to the first modern millionaire—he was one before the term “millionaire” entered the English language. Many consider him to be the fourth wealthiest American of all times. After his death in 1848, the public began to discuss the “responsibility” of a millionaire. Some argued that he must have been greedy and cold. Some voices demanded that he should have given all his money back to the United States. More liberal thinkers praised him for his genius and vision. This biography presents a balanced picture. Astor was the founder of the first American settlement on the Pacific (Astoria, Oregon) and of New York’s fine hotels the Astor House and the Waldorf-Astoria, as well as a developer of the American West and a fur trader. Many American cities and sites are named after him. He donated the Astor Library to the city of New York (it became the first public library of the city), now part of the New York Public Library.

Gardens of the Roman World

Gardens of the Roman World

  • Author: Patrick Bowe
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 0892367407
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 176
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Romans loved their gardens, whether they were the grand gardens of imperial country estates or the small private spaces tucked behind city houses. They treasured gardens both as places for relaxation and as plots to grow ornamental plants as well as fruits and vegetables. The soothing sound of bubbling fountains often added further to the pleasures of life in the garden. Romans constructed gardens in every corner of their empire, from Britain to North Africa and from Portugal to Asia Minor. Long after their empire collapsed, the gardens they had so carefully planted continued to exert influence in the farflung corners of their former world. This book describes the variety of Roman gardens throughout the empire, from the humblest to the most lavish, including such well-known places as Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli and the gardens of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The continued influence of Roman gardens is traced though Arabic, medieval, and Renaissance gardens to the present day. Many of the lavish illustrations were commissioned for this book.

Gaetano Pesce

Gaetano Pesce

Architecture, Design, Art

  • Author: France Vanlaethem,Gaetano Pesce,Rizzoli
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
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  • Category: Art, Modern
  • Page: 126
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Traces the career of the influential designer and shows a selection of his architectural plans and designs for furniture and lights

Gardens of Naples

Gardens of Naples

  • Author: Elisabeth B. MacDougall,Nicolas Sapieha
  • Publisher: Sothebys Publications
  • ISBN: 9780935748956
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 208
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This beautiful volume traces the history of the gardens in and around Naples from the times of the Romans to the present. Following an authoritative introduction by the garden expert Elizabeth Blair MacDougal, the individual gardens unfold in a lavish series of photographs. The tour begins with the magnificent Royal Gardens at Caserta, and continues with visits to other public and private gardens in and around the city of Naples. Gardens from Capri, both ancient and modern, are also covered, as are those of the nearby island of Ischia. The reader then travels south along the Miglio d'Oro, past the slopes of Mount Vesuvius where the great Neapolitan villas once lay. A trip through the historically rich Campania region, including the gardens of Sorrento, the terraced gardens of Positano, and the Roman ruins at Paestum conclude the book.

Catalogue Or Alphabetical Index of the Astor Library

Catalogue Or Alphabetical Index of the Astor Library

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Alphabetical Index to the Astor Library ...

Alphabetical Index to the Astor Library ...

With Proposed Accessions ... Jan. 1851

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  • Category: Bibliography
  • Page: 446
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Canadian Jersey Breeder

Canadian Jersey Breeder

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  • Category: Cattle
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