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Charleston : The Place and the People

Ravenel , Mrs. St. Julien

Published by The Macmillan Company, NY, 1927
Condition: Fair / NO DJ Hardcover
From Sawgrass Books & Music (Decatur, GA, U.S.A.)

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Whats interesting about this is the loose Charlestonia collection folded in back. Includes an original woodblock custom art piece of St Michaels Church spire , Three printed drawings with print signature by the famous artist Alice Huger Smith (A Courtyard , A Old House , An interior hallway of a old Charleston house.) Also an interesting handwriiten folded page with interesting old Charleston sayings and expressions on both side." I live at 19 Lombard St I'm half Porcher and half Huger." . Also old 1930s era bookshop insert with a items for sale including a letter by Dorothy Heyward wife of Dubose Heyward playwright (Porgy and Bess) and Folded pasted in rear a article titled "Extract From an Article on Middleton Place Gardens as Printed in The News and Courier April 2 , 1925.Highly collectible early original Charlestonia artwork pieces by the leading artist of the Charelston Renaissance. Book is complete with previous owners inked name Easter 1931 (Columbia Hospital). Cloth is rubbed on outside corners front and back .From wikipedia "Alice Ravenel Huger Smith (July 14, 1876 February 3, 1958) was an American painter. She was one of the leading figures in the so-called "Charleston Renaissance", along with Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, Alfred Hutty, and Anna Heyward Taylor. Smith was a native of Charleston, South Carolina, and had been born into one of the most prominent and genteel families of the city. She received some basic training, early in her career, at the Carolina Art Association] but otherwise remained largely self-taught throughout her life. She traveled rarely, never going abroad,[2] and hated change; she disliked the automobile intensely, and preferred to walk.[3] She began her career as a portraitist, copying old family images and painting friends and relations; during this time she also painted fans and dance cards. In 1910 she began experimenting with woodblock printing and etching, seeing limited success in the latter field but much in the former due to her sense of color;[2] even so she would teach etching during the 1920s, with Elizabeth O'Neill Verner becoming a notable pupil.[4] After experimenting with oil paints and printmaking Smith eventually settled on watercolor as her preferred medium, in which she would work for the rest of her life. Smith was also deeply involved in Charleston's artistic community; a founding member of the Charleston Etcher's Club and the Southern States Art League, she was also involved in the Historic Charleston Foundation, Carolina Art Association, and Music and Poetry Society. Smith's work was influence by ukiyo-e and other Japanese styles, which she would have known from prints in the collection of her cousin, Harvard professor Motte Alston Read;[2] this aesthetic was reinforced by exposure to the art of Helen Hyde, with whose work Smith became acquainted when Hyde visited Charleston. Another visitor who made an impact on her artistic development was Birge Harrison, whom she came to know when he spent an extended period of time in the city in 1908.[. Bookseller Inventory # 18044

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Title: Charleston : The Place and the People

Publisher: The Macmillan Company, NY

Publication Date: 1927

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fair / NO DJ

Edition: Second Edition.

Book Type: Hardcover

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