A Grand Tour Of The Dakota Apartments

Autor: S. Cardinal
ISBN: 9780692553930
File Size: 54,88 MB
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A unique and grand tour of the world's most famous apartment building from the world's foremost scholar on the Dakota. This is the ultimate book for anyone interested in the Dakota. 600+ incredibly rare and unique images - including the layout of apartments on every floor - bring readers on a journey they will never forget. Reprints of vintage articles and plenty of original content offer in-depth glimpses of the architectural, historical, and social significance of this awe-inspiring building that has been, and will always be, associated with John Lennon and Rosemary's Baby. Readers will read about, and will see, many wonderful things! This is more than just a grand tour. It is an adventure back in time! This is the opportunity fans of the Dakota have been waiting for. This book was previously only available for bulk sales and during lectures. Upon popular demand, in mid-2015 it was finally released as a mass-market book around the world.

The Dakota Apartments

Autor: Kelly Cardinal
ISBN: 9780692461105
File Size: 37,23 MB
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This book is part of the FIRST series of full-length visual histories of this iconic building, replete with vintage images and transcribed newspaper articles. The Dakota Apartments, located at 1 West 72nd Street on New York's Upper West Side is best known as the setting of various popular films and the home of John Lennon. But there is much more to know. Built between 1880-1884, it is one of New York's most beautiful buildings and is of major architectural, historical and social significance. Over the course of the time we spent during our extensive research on the history of the Dakota Apartments we came across many rare and vintage newspaper articles that have eluded even the most astute of Architectural Historians and Dakota Scholars. Many that we have uncovered are beyond price to anyone interested in the information on one of New York's most legendary buildings. This volume shares many of the original newspaper articles that were written about the Dakota before, during, and after its design and construction. Many of the articles are beautifully written, with wonderful descriptions, and sing the praises of the Dakota as well as, if not better than, anything contemporary writers have put to words, so we are eager and delighted to share them with you; along with a lot of vintage and original photos, graphics, illustrations, water colors, and other images. This is a special book written for those with a keen interest in New York History, 19th century city living, the development of apartments and living conditions in New York, and associated with the Dakota Apartments from 1879-1919. Potential readers should be assured that we purposely design our books to be reminiscent of vintage publications. They are designed to look like someone found them at the bottom of a stack of books, in a dusty old antique shop. Rather than being beautiful, the publishers chose to do something a lot more interesting and creative.

The Dakota Scrapbook Volume 1 Exterior

Autor: The Cardinals
Publisher: Campfire Publishing
ISBN: 9780970081513
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Completed in 1884, the Dakota Apartment building has been the home of numerous luminaries of business, literature, stage, and screen. Some of the first residents to live there included members of the Steinway family, as well as successful publishers, merchants, and even a Bishop. Hundreds of rarely-seen and vintage articles and photos from the late 1800s and into the 20th century help tell the astonishing history of the Dakota while showcasing many of its architectural wonders. For over 100 years the Dakota's appearance has inspired a sense of mystery and history within people. Now they can experience the early days of the Dakota and the Upper West Side first-hand by viewing the actual vintage articles, photos, sketches, and design plans from that time. This book shares information and trivia which is of great interest to anyone interested in architecture, the history of New York, and great true stories." Among the educational trivia in the book is that the Dakota was considered to be one of the first - or perhaps even the first - luxury apartment building in New York by offering such amenities as residential elevators, multiple bathrooms per apartment, kitchens, a barber shop, firewood and coal delivery, and a private dining room for residents so they did not have to hire a staff to cook for them. In fact, their meals could be enjoyed in the first floor restaurant or the meals could be delivered - and served by the Dakota's staff - in the residents' apartments. "The Dakota Scrapbook" gives readers a grand tour around the exterior of the Dakota, which also includes a unique glimpse of the roof - which resembles a miniature European village - and also invites readers into the Dakota's guarded courtyard which showcases two stunning cast-iron water fountains which once served as the center of a turn-around for horses-and-carriages. It is the Dakota's unique architecture and history that allowed it to be designated as a New York City Landmark in 1969. The building was also added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and it was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1976. The Dakota Scrapbooks were researched, written and designed by a team of Investigative Historians, writers, and photographers known as "The Cardinals."

The Dakota

Autor: Andrew Alpern
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781616894375
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The Dakota is arguably the best-known residential address in the world, home to dozens of New York City's most famous artists, performers, and successful executives. The rare sale of an apartment there, usually at jaw-dropping prices, is newsworthy, as is the financial and architectural health of the building itself, a landmark in every sense of the word. The first true luxury apartment house built in New York City, more than 130 years ago, the Dakota is still the gold standard against which all other apartment buildings are weighed. Historian Andrew Alpern tells the fascinating story of how the Dakota came to be, how Singer sewing magnate Edward Clark dared to build an apartment building luxurious enough to coax the city's wealthy from their mansions downtown for ultra-modern living on what was then the swamplands of the Upper West Side. Redrawn plans of the entire building, published here for the first time, show how Clark created apartments glamorous enough that they made living under a shared roof as acceptable in Manhattan as it already was in Europe's grand capitals, forever revolutionizing apartment life in New York City. This internationally renowned building is now accessible to us all—at least in print, if not in its ultraprivate and well-guarded reality.

Life At The Dakota

Autor: Stephen Birmingham
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815603382
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This social history describes the lives of the rich and trendy who have lived at the Dakota, a New York apartment house daringly erected in 1884, too far up and on the wrong side of town. The book covers tenants such as the Gustav Schirmers, Boris Karloff, Judy Holliday and Lauren Bacall.

The New York Apartment Houses Of Rosario Candela And James Carpenter

Autor: Andrew Alpern
Publisher: Acanthus PressLlc
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The supreme addresses of choice in New York are on Park Avenue and on Fifth Avenue, but merely living on either of these famous boulevards is not enough. The ultimate aspiration is to dwell in a suite of rooms designed by one of the two masters of apartm

House Of Outrageous Fortune

Autor: Michael Gross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451666217
File Size: 36,88 MB
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“Michael Gross’s new book…packs [in] almost as many stories as there are apartments in the building. The Jackie Collins of real estate likes to map expressions of power, money and ego… Even more crammed with billionaires and their exploits than 740 Park” (Penelope Green, The New York Times). With two concierge-staffed lobbies, a walnut-lined library, a lavish screening room, a private sixty-seat restaurant offering residents room service, a health club complete with a seventy-foot swimming pool, penthouses that cost almost $100 million, and a tenant roster that’s a roll call of business page heroes and villains, Fifteen Central Park West is the most outrageously successful, insanely expensive, titanically tycoon-stuffed real estate development of the twenty-first century. In this “stunning” (CNN) and “deliciously detailed” (Booklist, starred review) New York Times bestseller, journalist Michael Gross turns his gimlet eye on the new-money wonderland that’s sprung up on the southwest rim of Central Park. Mixing an absorbing business epic with hilarious social comedy, Gross “takes another gossip-laden bite out of the upper crust” (Sam Roberts, The New York Times), which includes Denzel Washington, Sting, Norman Lear, top executives, and Russian and Chinese oligarchs, to name a few. And he recounts the legendary building’s inspired genesis, costly construction, and the flashy international lifestyle it has brought to a once benighted and socially déclassé Manhattan neighborhood. More than just an apartment building, 15CPW represents a massive paradigm shift in the lifestyle of New York’s rich and famous—and is a bellwether of the city’s changing social and financial landscape.

Friar Park

Autor: Scott Cardinal
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500564551
File Size: 72,79 MB
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Beautiful full-COLOR pages! The book that George Harrison fans have been waiting for since 1970! Presented by "Ye Friends of Friar Park." Filled to the brim with vintage and original photos and illustrations, "Friar Park: A Pictorial History" gives a grand tour of the incredible, Victorian neo-Gothic mansion, spectacular Lodges, amazing gardens, lakes, secret caves, and wonderful grounds of Friar Park in Henley-on-Thames that George Harrison and his family called home. Original black and white and lush colorized photos and postcards, along with accompanying captions, tell the story of Friar Park from its design and construction by eccentric lawyer Sir Frank Crisp beginning in the 19th century, and give a magical mystery tour that no fan of landscaped gardens, Victorian architecture, The Beatles, or George Harrison will ever forget. There has never been a book like this before. The gates are opened. Step right in. Welcome to Friar Park!

Historic Manhattan Apartment Houses

Autor: Andrew Alpern
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486288727
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Full-page photos & text document 20 historic structures-the Dorilton, Gainsborough, San Remo, etc. - most dating from early 20th century. Over 50 photos include many rare views.

The Address

Autor: Fiona Davis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 152474199X
File Size: 69,58 MB
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Sara, a servant in 1884 is given the opportunity to move to America and manage the grand New York apartment house, The Dakota. It offers her a world of possibility, including being close to the Dakota's famous architect, Theo. A hundred years later in 1984, interior designer Bailey is fresh out of rehab and is tasked with helping her cousin redesign her apartment in the famous Dakota. Once there, Bailey learns all about the building's history, including its architect Theo, and the mad woman named Sara who stabbed him to death.