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The Chesapeake House: Architectural Investigation by Colonial Williamsburg

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For more than thirty years, the architectural research department at Colonial Williamsburg has engaged in comprehensive study of early buildings, landscapes, and social history in the Chesapeake region. Its painstaking work has transformed our understanding of building practices in the colonial and early national periods and thereby greatly enriched the experience of visiting historic sites. In this beautifully illustrated volume, a team of historians, curators, and conservators draw on their far-reaching knowledge of historic structures in Virginia and Maryland to illuminate the formation, development, and spread of one of the hallmark building traditions in America architecture.

The essays describe how building design, hardware, wall coverings, furniture, and even paint colors telegraphed social signals about the status of builders and owners and choreographed social interactions among everyone who lived or worked in gentry houses, modest farmsteads, and slave quarters. The analyses of materials, finishes, and carpentry work will fascinate old-house buffs, preservationists, and historians alike. The lavish color photography is a delight to behold, and the detailed catalogues of architectural elements provide a reliable guide to the form, style, and chronology of the region's distinctive historic architecture.

About the Author

Cary Carson is retired vice president of the research division at Colonial Williamsburg. Carl R. Lounsbury is senior architectural historian at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and teaches history at the College of William and Mary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807835777
Author:
Lounsbury, Carl R. (edt)
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Carson, Cary
Author:
Lounsbury, Carl R.
Author:
Lounsbury, Carl
Subject:
Historic preservation
Subject:
Early American Architecture
Subject:
Chesapeake architecture
Subject:
Colonial Architecture
Subject:
building practices in early America
Subject:
old houses
Subject:
traditional building methods
Subject:
timber framing
Subject:
decorative brickwork
Subject:
plantation architecture
Subject:
slave housing
Subject:
agricultural buildings
Subject:
historic paints
Subject:
Paint -- Analysis.
Subject:
historic wallpaper
Subject:
the design process
Subject:
tobacco houses
Subject:
moldings and decorative millwork
Subject:
architectural hardware
Subject:
historic ironwork
Subject:
plantation houses
Subject:
colonial Chesapeake society
Subject:
material culture of the Chesapeake
Subject:
Kitchens
Subject:
Outbuildings
Subject:
Chesapeake settlement patterns
Subject:
architecture as social history
Subject:
tobacco plantations in the Chesapeake
Subject:
Maryland architectural history
Subject:
Virginia architectural history
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Subject:
Building
Subject:
practices in early America
Subject:
D
Subject:
ecorative brickwork
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in

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» Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » General
» Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Historic Preservation » General
» Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Houses
» History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
» History and Social Science » World History » General
» Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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