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a life in architecture hermione lee

In 1901 the American novelist Edith Wharton and her husband built themselves a house in Lenox, Western Massachusetts. It was designed by Francis Hoppin and decorated by Ogden Codman, Wharton's co-author on a book on interior decorating. The writer and academic Hermione Lee, who is currently working on a biography of Edith Wharton, is impressed by The Mount. She says it has a wonderful setting, overlooking a lake and gardens which are being reconstructed. The house combines French, Italian ...

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