THE DOUBLE HEIGHT STUDIO

April 2019

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While many apartments in Manhattan have high ceilings, there are a small number that push up even further, with one or two double-height rooms and, frequently, a mezzanine that overlooks their open volume. These large apartments were built as “studios” for New York artists and those associated with them. As architecture, they reference Paris, whose artists and art market dominated the latter decades of the 19th century.
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Studio of Eugene Delacroix, Brown University Library, Wikimedia Commons.