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Journey through the splendor and the excesses of the Gilded AgeEvery 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 This book has a split personality On the one hand it has lots of gossipy stuff about Gilded Age society and interesting explanations of how that society functioned On the other hand there are a lot of chapters in the middle that comprise a death march through seemingly every conceivable architectural and design detail of a series of houses from the era I'm still not sure how or why I kept slogging through them but if I never read about another pilaster or boiserie again it will be too soon But for those chapters though it was interesting if not beautifully written stuff

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A Season of Splendor The Court of Mrs Astor in Gilded Age New YorkOf 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 SplendorTake 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 headlong railway barons steel magnates an A fascinating look into the Gilded Age and the people who were holding court during it Caroline Astor the Vanderbilts; the Belmonts are just some of the Gilded Age families The Kardashians can't hold a candle to these people The incredible amounts of money spent on anything and everything was boggling King gives the amount of money in sums of the day and also what that would be in 2008 terms Chapters on transportation the houses the jewelry Newport society and homes all open a window to this time gone past

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Download A Season of Splendor The Court of Mrs Astor in Gilded Age New York Epub º 528 pages ↠ Greg king Ú [Reading] ➶ A Season of Splendor The Court of Mrs Astor in Gilded Age New York By Greg King – Helpyouantib.co.uk Journey through the splendor anD Wall Street speculators and 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 steelA 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 detail as well as the shocking end of the era with the sinking of the Titani interesting subject but blech the writing When I'm counting the number of times you use the same adjective on one page you need to find a better editor