Title: Hearst Castle: The Biography of a Country House (Julia Morgan)
From the publisher: Here for the first time is the real story of Hearst Castle, and of the productive 28-year relationship between William Randolph 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 Drawing on previously unpublished correspondence, and illustrated with never-before-seen historic photographs as well as more than 150 stunning color pictures, Victoria Kastner chronicles the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.
From Builders Booksource: So little has been written on the work of Julia Morgan that we anticipated the publication of this book just for that reason. Although the book explores only this one project, Julia Morgan fans will be amply rewarded, and anyone that has visited Hearst Castle (and everyone that hasn't!) will enjoy the sumptuous photography and the entertaining text.
240 pages, $49.50 hardcover, Abrams Publishing (11/2000)
Author: Victoria Kastner & Victoria Garagliano (Photographer)
History General & Modern,
Our Price: $49.50
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