The Architecture and Landscapes of Charles A. Platt (1861-1933)

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Analyzes the architectural designs of Platt and the landscapes which inspired them. Explores Platt's childhood, the trips to Paris, Italy, and Cornish, NH. The discussion of the Freer building focuses on the Italian Mannerist models for the structure, the importance of the courtyard, and the development of the floor plan. Book includes a catalogue of works and a chronology. Well illustrated.


  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Platt, Charles A (Charles Adams) 1861-1933
  • Freer Gallery of Art


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


Published by UMI, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1982

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