Suzanne Hinman holds a PhD in American art history. She has taught courses in art history at a number of colleges and universities, served as director of galleries at the Savannah College of Art and Design and associate director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth, and published essays on American art in a variety of journals.
A detailed and wide-ranging account of the Gilded Age from its picaresque characters, social choreography, and cultural preferences to its volatile economy, favorite restaurants, and even construction technology, with Stanford White and his beloved Madison Square Garden at the center of it all.-- Samuel G. White, Architect and co-author of Stanford White, Architect A masterful study of one of the great buildings in the United States. . . . compelling and well-researched.-- Nineteenth Century Magazine An engaging story centered in and around an important Gilded Age monument.-- Gotham Hinman observes the complex lives of her subjects with assurance in this accessible study that will appeal to readers interested in late 19th-century American architecture and sculpture, New York City, and LGBTQ history.-- Library Journal Hinman uses the construction of the second Madison Square Garden as an armature upon which to hang a depiction of the Gilded Age.-- The Washington Post Hinman's skillful narrative hand, sense of structure, and the incredible amount of historical detail she weaves into every chapter make a wonderful book for anyone who enjoys a great read.-- Esther Crain, author of The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910 Leaving no stone--or brick--unturned she weaves together every tantalizing aspect of the creation of Stanford White's magnificent Madison Square Garden. I found this in-depth work by Suzanne Hinman quite remarkable.-- Miriam Berman, author of Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks Ought to be in collections devoted to New York City, the Gilded Age, architecture, art, and entertainment history. . . . Highly Recommended.-- Choice