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  Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate / Historic Hudson Valley
Beginning in 1926, as general secretary of the French-American Committee for the Restoration of Historic Monuments, Bosworth supervised the restoration of the palaces of Versailles and Fontainebleau and the cathedrals at Rheims and Chartres, projects all funded in large measure by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Bosworth's use throughout the garden of roughly cut stones and boulders is consistent with the traditional rustic aesthetic of a country garden; a city garden would have demanded finely cut stonework.
Bosworth's goal was both to maintain and enhance the river view and to create an accessible garden with many and varied walks on which visitors and family might enjoy nature transformed.
www.hudsonvalley.org /kykuit/learn_gardens.htm   (804 words)

 The Battle of Bosworth Field 1485
Four years after Bosworth, the Earl was murdered during a tax revolt, killed by northerners who "'bore a deadly malice against him for the disappointing of King Richard at Bosworth Field'".
Bosworth Field was the penultimate act of the interminable Wars of the Roses.
According to William Burton, a local 17th century historian, the battle was christened "Bosworth" after the most notable town in its vicinity, much in the same way the Battle of Agincourt got its name from a nearby castle.
www.tudorplace.com.ar /Documents/the_battle_of_bosworth.htm   (1952 words)

 Battle of Lose-coat Field - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Welles started gathering armed forces at his base in Lincolnshire, ready for a show of arms against the King.
Due to Welles’ voluntary misinterpretation, rumors were quickly spread that the King was coming to try the formally pardoned rebels from Edgecote, and that he would ‘hang and draw a great number’ of them.
Sir Robert Welles received a letter from the King telling him to disband his rebel army, or his father (a prisoner in Edward’s camp) would be executed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Lose-coat_Field   (705 words)

 Public Art in the Bronx...Joyce Kilmer Park
It took six years of debate before the Lorelei Fountain found its permanent home and then, immediately after its unveiling, it was seriously vandalized.
The sculpture has had numerous restorations, the most recent completed in 1999 with joint funding by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer, and the City Council, as well as a donation from the Stephen and Anna-Maria Kellen Foundation.
The monument was designed by architect William Welles Bosworth, A.N.A. 1869 and the sculptor of the figures are by Pierre Feitu.
www.lehman.edu /publicart/J_kilmer_pk.htm   (450 words)

 UPNE - Designing MIT: Mark M. Jarzombek
Based largely on the recommendation of John D. Rockefeller Jr., the commission was awarded to MIT and the École des Beaux-Arts-trained architect William Welles Bosworth, known for his ATandT Building in Manhattan, and Kykuit, the Rockefeller mansion in Tarrytown, New York.
Though Bosworth’s considerable social and political finesse enabled him to land the commission and balance varied competing interests, he found his classically oriented vision challenged by engineer John Freeman, proponent of Frederick W. Taylor’s new principle of Scientific Management.
Wrought with artistic clashes, bureaucratic tangles, and contemporary politics, Designing MIT sheds light on the academic culture in the early twentieth century, the role of patronage in the world of architecture, and the history of the Beaux-Arts style in the United States.
www.upne.com /1-55553-619-0.html   (294 words)

 New York Architecture Images- American Telephone and Telegraph Building
William Wells Bosworth, one of the most well-respected architects of his day, designed 195 Broadway as ATandT's corporate headquarters in 1913.
Bosworth was so finicky about matching the marble, a special representative was sent to the quarries and tons of marble were rejected.
Bosworth's inspiration for 195 Broadway's exterior was a Roman structure erected by Septimius Severus which contained seven stories of columns.
www.nyc-architecture.com /LM/LM069.htm   (613 words)

W. Welles Bosworth designed a master plan for the Main Campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) nearly a century ago using the goals and principles established by the university corporation: to provide a sense of institutional unity and flexible mixed use befitting a highly interdisciplinary school.
The master plan, landscape and architecture of the main group of buildings formed interconnected and adaptable structures and spaces that have endured the test of time and continue to encourage interaction across disciplines and form a community of learning envisioned by MIT's founder William Barton Rogers.
Since the implementation of Bosworth's plan, the MIT campus has expanded extensively to the east and west along the Charles River to encompass 154 acres, 1.2 miles of river frontage and 100 + buildings.
www.olinptr.com /project_past_institut6.html   (256 words)

 Streetscapes/AT&T Headquarters at 195 Broadway; A Bellwether Building Where History Was Made - New York Times
Welles Bosworth, its architect, designed the lobby as a forest of 43 giant marble columns, notable in their Doric simplicity, one of the great commercial interiors of the city.
American Architect magazine noted that this emphasis on simplicity extended to the smallest details: ''There are no manufacturers' names to be seen anywhere in the building, not even in the elevators.
Bosworth worked extensively for the Rockefeller family -- he designed Kykuit, their Westchester estate -- and in 1924 moved to France to supervise the Rockefeller-financed restoration of Versailles.
query.nytimes.com /gst/fullpage.html?res=9E06EED61131F930A15757C0A9669C8B63   (749 words)

 Coffee lovers warm up to Lobby 7 cafe - MIT News Office
The six Peet's Coffee blends at Bosworth's cost $1.40 for a medium (12 oz.), $1.65 for a large (16 oz.) and $1.90 for an extra-large (20 oz.).
Bosworth's also serves specialty muffins and pastries delivered by G. Case Baking Co. in Somerville, a pastry company run by the former pastry chef of Carberry's Bakery and Hammersley's Bistro in Boston.
The new caf�, named after William Welles Bosworth, the architect alumnus who designed the main MIT campus in the late 19th century, was conceived a few years ago as part of the Lobby 7 renovation plan.
web.mit.edu /newsoffice/2003/cafe-0205.html   (569 words)

 ipedia.com: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Freeman was angered by Maclaurin's choice of Bosworth as chief architect, expecting the result to be an incoherent, inefficient mélange of structures typical of many contemporary campuses.
In fact, while Bosworth's design added a good deal of the sort of neoclassical ornamentation as was popular at the time, the interior layout remained true to Freeman's manifesto, and has remained a model (lately honored more in the breach than in the observance) for construction on the MIT campus to this day.
Bosworth's design was drawn so as to admit large amounts of light through exceptionally large windows on the first and second floors, many internal windows -- not only on office doors but above door-level, and skylights over huge stairwells.
www.ipedia.com /massachusetts_institute_of_technology.html   (4557 words)

 i-Newswire.com - Press Release And News Distribution - Main Group building work to unify physics department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Bosworth Buildings, known on campus as the Main Group, were designed by William Welles Bosworth.
The program will include significant infrastructure renewal, through expansion of life safety systems in Buildings 4, 6 and 8 as well as mechanical, electrical and plumbing capacity for all of Buildings 4 and 8 and the north halves of the three buildings.
The project also entails replacement of the windows in the courtyard surrounded by Buildings 2, 4, 6 and 8 as well as some other windows in areas to be renovated.
i-newswire.com /pr19907.html   (895 words)

 The Rockefeller Archive Center - Papers of Individuals - Rockefeller Family Related
The collection includes a draft of a history of the USO as well as reports and correspondence pertaining to Riverside Church, the Rockefeller University, the Red Cross, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, the New York Blood Center, New York City's financial crisis, and funding for the arts.
The road construction was a massive, long-term project which drew on the talents of William Welles Bosworth, the Olmsted Brothers design firm, and Beatrix Farrand.
His role as chairman of the Building Committee (well documented in Series 1.9 Planning & Construction) is also very important in the initial planning stages and the early development of the institution, and well documented.
archive.rockefeller.edu /collections/individuals/family   (3082 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
From post war modernism, we'll move back in time to consider MIT's beginnings in the Back Bay of the 1860's and the big move to Cambridge in 1916.
We'll discuss William Welles Bosworth's Beaux Arts design that was inspired by Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia.
Next, we'll look at some of MIT's newest additions including the Stata Center designed by Frank O. Gehry.
bostonclub.mit.edu /events/040516.xml   (152 words)

 Technology Review: Fusion of Form and Function
The cohesive blend of artistic and scientific design, however, gives no hint of the political hurdles on the road to choosing an architect, the personal and stylistic clashes that arose between architect and engineer, and the economic setbacks that plagued the process along the way.
“Bosworth had a good reputation, but he had never designed anything this big.” At the time, Bosworth was best known for his design of the ATandT building in New York.
Although Bosworth and Freeman had vastly different ideas of what the campus should look like (Freeman favored function over form, whereas Bosworth was more concerned with bringing out the aesthetic elements of the design), it was these opposing opinions that make this story so interesting.
www.technologyreview.com /read_article.aspx?id=14240   (479 words)

 Hudson River Valley - National Heritage Area
Also on display are a series of tapestries commissioned by Nelson Rockefeller based on his favorite paintings by Picasso and woven under the artist's supervision.
The dramatic grounds, designed by noted architect William Welles Bosworth, feature formal gardens in a variety of styles built on terraces.
Enhancing the meticulously tended plants and shrubbery are fountains, a grotto, and pavilions, as well as Nelson Rockefeller's collection of large-scale sculptures, including works by Louise Nevelson, David Smith, and Henry Moore.
www.hudsonrivervalley.com /index.cfm?section_id=6&page_id=189   (339 words)

 Karcher, Walter Thompson (1881 - 1953) -- Philadelphia Architects and Buildings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
He first went to New York City, where, at age 20, he was employed by Carrere & Hastings; however, his design and rendering abilities had already brought him some recognition; and he received an invitation from Emmanuel L. Masqueray, on the recommendation of W.
Welles Bosworth, to join the design staff for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
In 1910 Karcher and classmate Livingston Smith, who had also worked for Carrere & Hastings in New York, as well as Horace Trumbauer in Philadelphia, and who had also attended the Atelier Duquesne, established Karcher & Smith, an office which would survive until Karcher's death in 1953.
www.philadelphiabuildings.org /pab/app/ar_display.cfm/53207   (295 words)

 Gardens of the Historic River Towns of Westchester -- by the Half Moon Press
Architect William Welles Bosworth (see references at Kykuit) was employed in 1907 to design the beaux arts garden with follies, fountains, reflecting pools and the Grecian Garden where Isadora Duncan danced.
William Welles Bosworth did not have the most agreeable of clients in John Rockefeller, Sr.
However, Bosworth managed to fashion a majestic Italian Renaissance fantasy, complete with grottoes, fountains, pergolas, and classical statues on the terraced hillsides -- though at twenty-five times the estimated quote.
www.hudsonriver.com /halfmoonpress/stories/0399gard.htm   (2078 words)

 Pierre Charles L'Enfant, Major, United States Army
His memorial, which is located directly in front of the Custis-Lee Mansion, was designed by Welles Bosworth and its top features an engraving of L'Enfant's design for the City of Washington.
It means we'll have to make a subtle if telling attitude adjustment, thinking of L'Enfant not as a Frenchman who did brilliant work in America but as a brilliant American who was born in France.
L'Enfant's expansive vision for the new republic, so evident in his Washington plan, was expressed as well in a 1784 message he sent to Congress, advocating a corps of engineers in the American military.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /l-enfant.htm   (4233 words)

 HTC at MIT [ Research : Faculty Current Endeavors
Technology and industry, as the "footprints" of science in daily life, are the focus of her work on Frank Stella, Robert Smithson, Andy Warhol and others in her book Machine in the Studio: Constructing the Postwar American Artist, (1996/98) which received the Charles Eldredge Prize from the Smithsonian Institution.
These interests also motivated individual essays on Francis Picabia, studio/laboratory/factory, and the impact of engineering structures on artists, as well as curatorial projects (such as Painting Machines and a forthcoming new media exhibition) and her co-edited volume with Peter Galison, Picturing Science, Producing Art (1998).
He is finishing a book on William Welles Bosworth, a French trained American architect responsible for MIT’s original campus design from 1913.
architecture.mit.edu /htc/research/fac_current.html   (3657 words)

 June Beachscape - Jekyll Island, GA
According to Cowman’s cost estimate for the pavilion’s construction, the architect was William Welles Bosworth.
Bosworth is present in the photograph of the first transatlantic call from Jekyll Island.
Currently, the wooden areas of the cupola are showing considerable wear, as well as the copper cladding around the base and dome.
www.jekyllisland.com /resources/beachscape_june_2006/beachscape_june_2006_page2.html   (1422 words)

 Planning Clarifications
Bosworth’s plan was forward-looking enough that its basic functional principles are still valid today.
Bosworth incorporated comprehensive and functional planning in the manner then being practiced by other Beaux Arts architects in Europe but found his inspiration in Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia, with its Pantheon dome as the central feature.”
This plan incorporates housing elements as well as open space, athletics and recreation areas, academic and research space, and parking.
www-tech.mit.edu /V120/N7/Robert_K_K.7l.html   (491 words)

 Bryson Burke Diamond Corporation: Diamond Exploration and Mining in Canada
Cartier's original clientele included French royalty as well as a burgeoning upper middle class, soon complemented by international customers traveling through the country.
Aristocrats from all over Europe and Russia as well as wealthy Americans such as J. Morgan bought and commissioned work from the firm.
Plant and then valued at $1,000,000, for the building, which was designed by architect Welles Bosworth.
brysonburke.com /jeweler_cartier.html   (1424 words)

 Encyclopedia Brunoniana | Marston Hall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The remainder of the $214,000 cost came from gifts of other friends of the University.
The building, designed by Welles Bosworth of New York City, architect of the J. Morgan Library, is of Indiana limestone and has on either side of its main entrance the original seal of the College and the third and permanent seal adopted in 1834.
Webster Knight 1876 contributed $10,000 for furnishing the building.
www.brown.edu /Administration/News_Bureau/Databases/Encyclopedia/search.php?serial=M0150   (214 words)

 Gray Brick, Red Brick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
As such, it was reminiscent of Welles Bosworth's MIT campus of 1913.
As President Ryder well understood, at the heart of any major research university is a first-rate library.
Thus did Northeastern's founding generation and its architects give us a remarkable historical document in the original campus, a document that speaks well to the university's vision of its unique role within the city and as an institution of higher learning.
www.neu.edu /numag/9809/brick.html   (3854 words)

 Hudson Valley Upstate New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Built between 1907-1913, the house includes fine furnishings and Chinese ceramics, while the gardens represent the beaux-art design of landscape architect William Welles Bosworth.
A well known resort hotel and conference center, the Doral Arrowood has a modern corporate feel, but is well designed.
Elegant rooms and elegant dining in the mansion, or well furnished rooms in the detached carriage house.
www.nutshellrealty.com /Hudson_Valley_Upstate_New_York.htm   (1134 words)

 Natural Selections - Symbols of American History Within 30 Minutes of New York City
The estate, featuring a neoclassical revival style villa and gardens designed by architect William Welles Bosworth, is a nice treat not only for history lovers, but also for art aficionados due to its extensive collection of sculptures, paintings, and antiques.
In addition to the classic art collections, an unusual highlight of the underground art gallery is the series of tapestries commissioned by Nelson Rockefeller based on his favorite paintings by Picasso.
The Rockefeller garden is considered the greatest American accomplishment of Bosworth, who also supervised the restoration of the palaces of Versailles and Fontainebleau and the cathedrals at Rheims and Chartres (projects all funded in large part by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.).
selections.rockefeller.edu /cms/extracurricular-activities/symbols-of-american-history-within-30-minutes-of-new-york-city.html   (1171 words)

 Economic Principals
When chief architect W. Welles Bosworth in 1913 designed a main building for its new campus in Cambridge, with a million square feet and a great dome patterned on the Pantheon in Paris, he specified that a fifty-foot-tall statue of Minerva dominate the building's Great Court.
It is all very well to endow those chairs, create those awards in his name, but perhaps there should be more emphasis on the man's human qualities.
Subscribe to Economic Principals and receive the weekly e-mail version as well as a quarterly report to subscribers.
www.economicprincipals.com /issues/03.12.28.html   (1695 words)

 MoMA.org | Exhibitions | The Project Series - Jean Shin
Designed by William Welles Bosworth, the nine-story building contained a gallery for modern art on the seventh floor and displays of earlier European paintings, statuary, and Chinese porcelains throughout.
Since the inauguration of the sculpture garden, in 1939, the foundations of these dwellings have remained largely undisturbed, despite the Museum's subsequent renovations and growth.
A month later he scavenged again in the garden, as well as in the hollowed-out brownstones adjoining the Museum to the west and in the newly demolished Dorset Hotel.
www.moma.org /exhibitions/2002/projects/projects82/82_current.html   (754 words)

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