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The Resource Kansas City houses : 1885-1938, Michael C. Kathrens ; new photography by Bruce Matthews ; foreword by Steve Noll

Kansas City houses : 1885-1938, Michael C. Kathrens ; new photography by Bruce Matthews ; foreword by Steve Noll

Label
Kansas City houses : 1885-1938
Title
Kansas City houses
Title remainder
1885-1938
Statement of responsibility
Michael C. Kathrens ; new photography by Bruce Matthews ; foreword by Steve Noll
Creator
Contributor
Author
Photographer
Writer of supplementary textual content
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Kansas City Houses 1885-1938 reveals the architectural treasures built during the city's boom years. This is the first book to survey the rich architectural heritage of this major Midwestern hub, which straddles the state line between Kansas and Missouri. Architectural historian Michael C. Kathrens spotlights the work of highly accomplished architects, many based in Kansas City who have long been overshadowed by their high-profile East Coast counterparts. He places the significant but little-known architectural legacy of Kansas City in a historical context and traces the development of the city's exclusive residential neighborhoods starting in 1857, which helped transform the once rough-and-tumble town into a fashionable city with tree-lined blocks populated by handsome houses and private clubs. Kathrens thoroughly documents forty superb houses that reflect the outsized fortunes of influential Kansas Citians who built them. Included are Oak Hall (1887), designed by Frederick E. Hill for newspaper publisher William Rockhill Nelson, who helped establish the Nelson-Atkins Museum; Marburg (1895-1896), the mansion of minerals magnate August R. Meyer designed by Van Brunt & Howe; Corinthian Hall (1910), lumber baron Robert A. Long's classical Beaux Arts style mansion designed by Henry F. Hoit; the homes of oilman Ernest C. Winters and Walter E. Bixby of Kansas City Life Insurance, both designed by Edward W. Tanner (the Bixby residence notably features interiors by Kem Weber); Bernard Corrigan's mansion (1912-1913) designed by Louis S. Curtiss with a nod to the Vienna Secession; and two houses by Mary Rockwell Hook, one of the first women to study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. These residences-mostly done in revival and Beaux-Arts styles-embodied a distinctly Midwestern sense of moderation that, in the houses still standing, continue to define the city's best neighborhoods developed almost a century ago"--Publisher site
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kathrens, Michael C
Dewey number
720.9778/411
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
NA735.K3
LC item number
K38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Matthews, Bruce
  • Noll, Steve
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Kansas City (Mo.)
  • Kansas City (Kan.)
  • Kansas City (Mo.)
  • Kansas City (Kan.)
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Housing
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
Label
Kansas City houses : 1885-1938, Michael C. Kathrens ; new photography by Bruce Matthews ; foreword by Steve Noll
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "400 pages, 192 color and 293 black & white photographs including 75 floor plans"--Dust jacket
  • "Published in association with Minnesota Prairie Wind Foundation."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Illustration sources -- Foreword by Steve Noll -- Introduction -- The houses -- Acknowledgements -- Architects' biographies -- Selected catalog -- Notes -- Selected biography -- Index
Control code
1057665279
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
ix, 389 pages
Isbn
9780983863229
Lccn
2018945414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, plans (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1057665279
Label
Kansas City houses : 1885-1938, Michael C. Kathrens ; new photography by Bruce Matthews ; foreword by Steve Noll
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "400 pages, 192 color and 293 black & white photographs including 75 floor plans"--Dust jacket
  • "Published in association with Minnesota Prairie Wind Foundation."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Illustration sources -- Foreword by Steve Noll -- Introduction -- The houses -- Acknowledgements -- Architects' biographies -- Selected catalog -- Notes -- Selected biography -- Index
Control code
1057665279
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
ix, 389 pages
Isbn
9780983863229
Lccn
2018945414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, plans (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1057665279

Library Locations

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      800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
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