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Carolina Plantations: Lost Photographs from the Historic American Buildings Survey

Baldwin, William P., Editor

Published by Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.: History Press, 2007
ISBN 10: 1596293470 / ISBN 13: 9781596293472
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Title: Carolina Plantations: Lost Photographs from ...

Publisher: Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.: History Press

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Fine paperback. Pictorial cover with minimal shelf wear, bottom back corner bent. Binding tight. End papers and pp look unused, a few at back with bent bottom corners. 8 3/4 x 9 1/2", 162 pp with b/w photos. Bookseller Inventory # 8588

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Synopsis: Today perhaps only a hundred along the coast and another hundred inland remain. Many of the great plantation homes were lost during the time of war, and many more were simply allowed to collapse in the aftermath.

This collection of photographs represents some of the most stunning work present in the Historic American Buildings Survey, an effort to catalogue and document the architecture and building culture of America. In the South, especially, these photographs became invaluable records of a way of life that was quickly disappearing.

The selections here, presented by William P. Baldwin, capture these lost dwellings sometimes as a fragment, sometimes a whole building and showcase the grand tradition and romantic detail of these icons of the South.

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