Titolo: Hearst Castle: The Biography of a Country ...
Casa editrice: Harry N. Abrams
Data di pubblicazione: 2000
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Drawing on previously unpublished correspondence and illustrated with historic photos as well as more than 150 color photos, this guide chronicles the evolution of the extraordinary hilltop estate, with its two spectacular pools and astounding collections of fine art and antiques. 259 photos, 157 in full color. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0810934159
Riassunto: Newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst and his legendary California estate occupy a place in the public imagination through Orson Welles's Citizen Kane, but Kane's brooding Xanadu was merely a caricature of Hearst's exuberant castle at San Simeon. This new book sets the record straight and proves that, for once, truth is better than fiction.
Here for the first time is the real story of Hearst Castle, and of the productive 28-year relationship between Hearst and his architect, Julia Morgan, who collaborated on the magnificent 165-room estate set on 250,000 breathtaking acres near the remote seaside hamlet of San Simeon, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Drawing on previously unpublished correspondence, and illustrated with never-before-seen historic photographs as well as more than 150 stunning color pictures, Victoria Kastner chronicles the evolution of this extraordinary hilltop, with its two spectacular pools and its astounding collections of fine art and antiques. Sprinkled throughout with stories of the famous parties hosted by Hearst and his companion, movie star Marion Davies, and their celebrated guests, this book brings to life America's most glamorous country house.
259 photographs, 157 in full color, 9 x 113/4"
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