The Mount: Edith Wharton and the American Renaissance






 

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(1) Michael Kammen, Mystic Chords of Memory: The Transformation of Tradition in American Culture (New York: Knopf, 1991), 49-51.

(2) Ibid., 47.

(3) Richard Guy Wilson, Diane Pilgrim, and Richard Murray, The American Renaissance, 1876-1917 (New York: Pantheon Books, 1979), 28.

(4) Ibid., 41.

(5) Ibid., 113.

(6) Ibid., 153.

(7) "Renaissance," Encyclopaedia Britannica.

(8) Joy Wheeler Dow, American Renaissance: A Review of Domestic Architecture (New York: W. T. Comstock, 1904), 26.

(9) Ibid., 29.

(10) The American Renaissance, 92.

(11) W, "A Letter from New York," American Architect and Building News 2, 105 (29 December 1877), 419. Quoted in Richard Guy Wilson, McKim, Mead, & White, Architects (New York: Rizzoli, 1983), 9.

(12) Quoted in David Handlin, American Architecture (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1985), 132.

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

(14) The American Renaissance, 12.

(15) Ibid., 117.

(16) Ibid., 82.

(17) Ibid., 85.

(18) The American Renaissance, 58.

(19) American Architecture, 135.

(20) Ibid., 136.

(21) Eleanor Dwight, Edith Wharton: An Extraordinary Life (New York: Abrams, 1994), 12.

(22) Ibid., 15.

(23) Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance (New York: Scribner, 1964), 91.

(24) Edith Wharton: An Extraordinary Life, 28-29, 74-75.

(25) Edith Wharton, "A Little Girl's New York," Harper's, March 1938. Reprinted in Frederick Wegener, ed., Edith Wharton: The Uncollected Critical Writings (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996), 277.

(26) A Backward Glance, 106-107.

(27) Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman, The Decoration of Houses (New York: W.W Norton, 1997), 4.

(28) The American Renaissance, 58.

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

(30) Edith Wharton: An Extraordinary Life, 89; Scott Marshall, inteview by author, Lenox, Massachusetts, October 2001.

(31) Sarah Bird Wright, Edith Wharton, A to Z: The Essential Guide to the Life and Work (New York: Facts on File, 1998), 172.

(32) Ibid., 172.

(33) Edith Wharton to Sara Norton, 7 June 1902. Reprinted in R.W.B. Lewis and Nancy Lewis, eds., The Letters of Edith Wharton (New York: Scribner, 1988), 66-67.

(34) Stuart N. Siegel, "Hoppin, Francis L.V," Illustrated Encyclopedia of Architects and Architecture (New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1991), 419.

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

(36) "Newport's Old Houses." Newport Daily News (8 January 1896). Reprinted in Frederick Wegener, ed., Edith Wharton: The Uncollected Critical Writings (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996), 56.

(37) Ibid., 56.

(38) Scott Marshall, The Mount, Home of Edith Wharton: A Historic Structure Report (Lenox, MA: Edith Wharton Restoration, 1997), 37.

(39) Ibid., 121-122.

(40) The Decoration of Houses, 153.

(41) Lenox Life, August 9, 1902. Quoted in The Mount, 49-50.

(42) The Mount, 146.

(43) Ibid., 148.

(44) Edith Wharton: An Extraordinary Life, 127-130.

(45) Richard Guy Wilson, "Edith and Ogden: Writing, Decoration, and Architecture." in Pauline Metcalf, ed., Odgen Codman and the Decoration of Houses (Boston: Boston Athenaeum, 1988), 171.

(46) Theresa Craig, Edith Wharton: A House Full of Rooms; Architecture, Interiors, and Gardens (New York: The Monacelli Press, 1996), 122.

(47) A Backward Glance, 125.


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