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The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of the South (Most Beautiful Villages)

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Publisher Comments:

The region divides naturally into four geographic areas, each one a stage along the path of settlement. The miles of shoreline on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico provided natural harbors for the first arrivals. Piedmont, at the foot of the mountains stretching from Virginia to Georgia, possessed the rich soil that made it the center of Southern agriculture. The profusion of rivers and the rich land along their banks attracted settlers from the Carolinas and Georgia, while the final push was to the deep interior and the mountains, the upcountry from the Blue Ridge chain in Virginia to the Texas hill country. The villages of these regions are varied, but those included in this book all have their individual beauty, whether expressed in white clapboard or Victorian brick.

Their historical variety, too, is expressed in their names, demonstrating the diversity of their origins. The name of Wascahachie, Texas, is derived from the Native American word for "buffalo creek." Waterford, Virginia, is unmistakably Irish, while Camden and York in South Carolina have a distinctly English ring. Whatever their origins, the villages and towns included in this book have one thing in common: their beauty. And this exquisite picture of the South is completed by special illustrated features on its horse culture, its churches and cemeteries, and its fabulous gardens. A Traveler's Guide to sites, local festivals, hotels, and guest-houses provides essential information for the visitor. Produced in association with Veranda magazine.

Synopsis:

Nowhere is the quintessence of Southern life so intensely expressed as in the villages and towns photographed and described in this book. Marked sometimes by the violent events of history--first settlement, the Revolutionary War, and the Civil War--and the explosive growth of the cotton economy, these towns and villages appear in the book as they developed across the South.

Synopsis:

The essence of Southern living is expressed in this volume of photos of villages and towns in America's southern region. Includes illustrated features on the region's horse culture, churches, cemeteries, gardens, and a travel guide to sites and festivals.

About the Author

Bonnie Ramsey is a contributing editor to Veranda magazine and Director of Communications at the Georgia Museum of Art.Dennis O'Kain is an architectural photographer whose work has appeared in Veranda and Aperture, among many other publications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500019993
Preface:
O'Kain, Dennis
Author:
Newsom, Lisa
Photographer:
O'Kain, Dennis
Author:
O'Kain, Dennis
Author:
Ramsey, Bonnie
Author:
Newsom, Lisa
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Location:
New York
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
United States - South - General
Subject:
Historic buildings
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - South
Subject:
Travel - U.S./South
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - U.S/South
Subject:
Historic buildings -- Southern States.
Subject:
Americana -- Southern States.
Subject:
Travel-US Southern States
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207).
Series:
Most Beautiful Villages
Series Volume:
106-473
Publication Date:
20001023
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 full-color photographs
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
32 x 25.91 x 2.29 mm 1.69 kg

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Product details 208 pages Thames & Hudson - English 9780500019993 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Nowhere is the quintessence of Southern life so intensely expressed as in the villages and towns photographed and described in this book. Marked sometimes by the violent events of history--first settlement, the Revolutionary War, and the Civil War--and the explosive growth of the cotton economy, these towns and villages appear in the book as they developed across the South.
"Synopsis" by , The essence of Southern living is expressed in this volume of photos of villages and towns in America's southern region. Includes illustrated features on the region's horse culture, churches, cemeteries, gardens, and a travel guide to sites and festivals.
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