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An exquisitely photographed collection of the great houses and mansions of the South. In the tradition of Rizzoli’s Historic Houses of the Hudson Valley and Great Houses of New England, Great Houses of the South features a stunning array of newly photographed homes that range over three centuries and are distinctive examples of the architecture of the region. While in popuAn exquisitely photographed collection of the great houses and mansions of the South. In the tradition of Rizzoli’s Historic Houses of the Hudson Valley and Great Houses of New England, Great Houses of the South features a stunning array of newly photographed homes that range over three centuries and are distinctive examples of the architecture of the region. While in popular imagination the "Southern Style" is embodied in the classic Southern plantation house with its Greek Revival detailing—its stately white columns, wide porch, and symmetrical shape—the houses themselves are much more various and engaging, as shown in this important volume. From stately Stanton Hall of Natchez, Mississippi, one of the most magnificent and palatial residences of antebellum America; to Longue Vue House and Gardens of New Orleans, the luxurious Classical Revival–style home of Edgar and Edith Stern; to the fabled Biltmore of Asheville, North Carolina, the opulent French Renaissance–inspired chateau and Gilded Age estate of George Washington Vanderbilt, this lavish volume is comprehensive in scope and a landmark work of enduring interest to homeowners, architects, architecture historians, and all those who love fine architecture....

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ISBN : 9780847833092
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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Great Houses of the South Reviews

  • J
    2018-11-19 13:41

    A lovely selection of homes, and coherent text makes architecture and design accessible to the average reader. Short of a page turner, but well researched and presented with wonderful photos, and comprehensive visitor information.

  • Judith
    2018-12-02 13:57

    Wow, this books was beautiful! Not only were the photographs gorgeous, but the author did her research.

  • Ann DelVecchio
    2018-12-03 10:37

    love the architecture. Narrative OK --photos excellent just not enough of them

  • Bill Powers
    2018-11-15 15:55

    Beautiful photographic history of great houses in the South - all of them still standing.