Americans in Paris: Foundations of America’s Architectural Gilded Age, A Book Signing and Presentation by Margot Ellis

Ecole Tap.

Date: Thu, March 02, 2017
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Cost: members/students $10, non-members $15


Please join us for a evening presentation by Margot Ellis, co-author of Americans in Paris, which tells the story of an influential group of American architecture students who attended the École des Beaux-Arts and went on to design and build many of our nation’s most recognized buildings and monuments. American alumni of the world-renowned school, famous for being the greatest art and architecture school in the world at the time, include Richard Morris Hunt, Guy Lowell, John Russell Pope, Julia Morgan, Jacques Benois Benedict, and many others.


Co-authored by a French graduate of the École des Beaux-Arts, the late Boston architect Jean Paul Carlhian, this exhaustively researched and lavishly produced book is the first English language account of the architectural program at the school. It contains exclusive details about the design and construction of Pennsylvania Station (1904-1910), Boston Public Library (1888-1895), Biltmore Estate (1895), New York Public Library (1897-1911), Kykuit (1914), and many more structures built during the height of America’s Gilded Age.


Margot M. Ellis was educated at Manhattanville College and Harvard University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in French Studies and a master’s degree in Anthropology, respectively. Hired as a research assistant by the late Jean Paul Carlhian, Miss Ellis spent 15 years completing the manuscript and brought it to publication after the death of Mr. Carlhian in 2012.  She is an author and editor based in Tucson, Arizona.
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