Stanford White, Architect - Samuel G. White, Elizabeth White

Stanford White Architect (Rizzoli, $75) by Samuel White (the great-grandson) and Elizabeth White, with photography by Jonathan Wallen, is a loving collection of the works of the greatest of Gilded Age designers. White was born in 1853, and his taste and genius are everywhere apparent in the commercial and residential buildings he designed in the last decades of the 19th century. Sadly, he was just over 50 years old when he was shot by the jealous husband of a woman he was involved with. Even sadder is the fact that, due to commercial pressures, several of his greatest buildings have been demolished.