“ROMAN VILLAS AND AMERICAN GARDENS: TRANSPLANTING THE RENAISSANCE”
WITH CeCe HAYDOCK
The explosion of large house building in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was a direct result of the fabulous new wealth created in America. To create the best and the most beautiful houses, the bankers, industrialists and their families embarked on the “Grand Tour” throughout Europe, and hired architects schooled in the Beaux Art style. The Victorian Age was thus replaced by the Gilded Age, with its palatial houses and elaborate gardens, such as Planting Fields, Westbury Gardens, Oheka Castle. In this talk, we will see how the ancient and Renaissance Italian design antecedents in particular influenced the owners, architects, and builders. Experience the grandeur of built Rome and beyond, carefully studied, formulated, and transplanted to U.S. shores.
APRIL 27, 2016 7 PM
Bailey House, Bailey Arboretum, 194 Bayville Rd, Locust Valley
Next Lecture: Great Yachts of Long Island’s North Shore with Bob MacKay May 18, 7 pm.
$10 members / $15 non members
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