AMERICANS IN PARIS:FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICA'S ARCHITECTURAL GILDED AGE. By Jean Paul Carlhian and Margot M. Ellis. Hardcover. 235 Pages. This book presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of the seminal early work of a century of American architects- including Richard Morris Hunt, Raymond Hood, and Charles Follen McKim- who studied at the prestigious and influential Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, before going on to design and build many of this nation's most important buildings and monuments.