The Mount: Edith Wharton and the American Renaissance


Kay Davis
University of Virginia
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Further Reading

The following list of sources, consulted for this Web site, may prove valuable as you research Edith Wharton and The Mount.

Books and Articles

"Belton House." Lincolnshire. The Buildings of England Series. eds. Nikolaus Pevsner and John Harris. Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, Ltd., 1964.

Blakemore, Robbie. History of Interior Design and Furniture, from Ancient Egypt to Nineteenth Century Europe. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1997.

"Books and Papers, Review of The Decoration of Houses by Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman." American Architect and Building News (22 January 1898): 28-29.

Craig, Theresa. Edith Wharton: A House Full of Rooms—Architecture, Interiors, and Gardens. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1996.

Dwight, Eleanor. Edith Wharton: An Extraordinary Life. New York: Abrams, 1994.

Edith Wharton to Sara Norton, 7 June 1902. Reprinted in Lewis, R.W.B., and Nancy Lewis, eds., The Letters of Edith Wharton. New York: Scribner, 1988.

Handlin, David. American Architecture. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1985.

Kammen, Michael. Mystic Chords of Memory: The Transformation of Tradition in American Culture. New York: Knopf, 1991.

Marshall, Scott. The Mount, Home of Edith Wharton: A Historic Structure Report. Lenox, MA: Edith Wharton Restoration, 1997.

Metcalf, Pauline, ed. Odgen Codman and the Decoration of Houses. Boston: Boston Athenaeum, 1988.

Oakes, Donald, ed. A Pride of Palaces: Lenox Summer Cottages, 1883-1933. Sixty Photographs by Edwin Hale Lincoln 1848-1938. Lenox, MA: Lenox Library Association, 1981.

Pile, John. A History of Interior Design. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000.

"Renaissance," Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Siegel, Stuart N. "Hoppin, Francis L.V." Illustrated Encyclopedia of Architects and Architecture. New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1991.

"Some Country and City Residences by Hoppin & Koen Architects." New York Architect (5 July 1911): 149-156.

Wharton, Edith. A Backward Glance. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1934. Reprint, New York: Scribner, 1964.

_____. "A Little Girl's New York." Harper's, March 1938. Reprinted in Wegener, Frederick, ed., Edith Wharton: The Uncollected Critical Writings. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996.

_____. Italian Villas and Their Gardens. New York: The Century Co., 1904.

_____. "Newport's Old Houses." Newport Daily News (8 January 1896). Reprinted in Wegener, Frederick, ed., Edith Wharton: The Uncollected Critical Writings. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996.

_____, and Odgen Codman. The Decoration of Houses. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. Reprint, New York: W.W Norton, 1997.

Wilson, Richard Guy. McKim, Mead, & White, Architects. New York: Rizzoli, 1983.

Wilson, Richard Guy, Diane Pilgrim, and Richard Murray. The American Renaissance, 1876-1917. New York: Pantheon Books, 1979.

Wright, Sarah Bird. Edith Wharton, A to Z: The Essential Guide to the Life and Work. New York: Facts on File, 1998.

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