Posted 09/15/11

Living with antiques: No velvet ropes–a collection in New Jersey

Called the last of the Georgians by the architect Robert A. M. Stern, Mott B. Schmidt dared to be unfashionable, stub­bornly designing traditional houses for town and country long after they were in favor.* Schmidt's houses in the American Georgian manner usually relied on a restrained com­bination of red brick, dark shutters, and white

Posted 07/25/11

The Man Who Could Do Everything: Louis C. Tiffany at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum

Like Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Kubla Khan, who decreed the building of a stately pleasure dome on "twice five miles of fertile ground/With walls and towers...

Posted 07/21/11

Fortunate Son: Reading the memoirs of Albert Sack

"I was a good student up through 6th grade but then my priorities became play, friends, and girls. Mother kept a beautiful home. Dad was prosperous in carving out his career which interested me not at all."

Posted 07/21/11

Living With Antiques: The Kentucky collection of Sharon and Mack Cox

Pull back from the Kentucky myth and look around Mack and Sharon Cox's house, and a world of Kentucky decorative arts unfolds that is both cultivated and uniquely Kentucky.

Posted 07/19/11

American Revivalism: This country’s love affair with the colonial revival

In a wide ranging exhibition the Museum of the City of New York captures this country's long love affair with the colonial revival style...

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