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Mediterranean Beauty in America: The American Home, April 1930

 
Accession number AR.EP.MG.0645
Creator
Date
1930
Work types
magazine

Description

TRANSCRIPTION

The American Home / April 1930 / Ten cents
Published by Doubleday, Doran & Company

[3] Volume IV Number 1
Cover design by G. L. Nelson

[38] Mediterranean Beauty in America / A house designed for The American Home

by Dwight James Baum

Mr. Baum, one of the leading architects of this country, has designed for us an Italian house that has an interesting foreign feeling but which is at the same time admirably suited to American needs....

EXHIBITION

Transplanting the Renaissance: Italian Villa Gardens in America, 1900-1940
May-August 2018

The first few decades of the 20th century saw a boom in garden and home magazines featuring Italianate gardens. Model garden templates, articles highlighting private estates, and advertisements for landscape designers became widely available across the country. These three magazines (also here and here), dating from 1911 to 1930, all sport lavish color illustrations of Italian-inspired gardens on their covers, demonstrating the breadth and importance of this style to American home-makers. A decrease in price for the 1930 publication—at the start of the Great Depression—allowed it to remain affordable amidst the economic downturn.

Collection

Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, 054.SUZ.02.PCbox.097
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.MG.0645
Creator
Date
1930
Work types
magazine

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