Author: Steve Gross
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release Date: 2016-09-13
In this elegant hardbound volume, photographers Steve Gross and Susan Daley take you on an intimate tour of some of the finest historic homes, gardens, churches, and plantations of the old city of Charleston and its surrounding Lowcountry. Their luminescent photographs reveal an insider's look at the definitive architecture and landscape of the region, ranging from private gardens hidden behind wrought iron gates to some of America's first landscaped garden vistas. From colonial-era French Quarter homes to Federal and Greek Revival townhouses and antebellum plantation houses, the selection featuring old family, private homes to museum showplaces make this an essential book for visitors, architects, preservationists or armchair travelers. Photographers Steve Gross and Susan Daley specialize in photographing interiors and the architecture of the changing American landscape. They are the coauthors of ten previous books on the various styles of American homes and design, including Creole Houses, Old Florida, and most recently Farmhouse Revival and The Creative Cottage. Their work has been published extensively in magazines around the world and is in private collections including the Smithsonian Institution
Author: James M. Hutchisson
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Literary Criticism
"The essays tell how these and other individuals faced the tensions and contradictions of their time and place. While some traced their lineage back to the city's first families, others were relative newcomers. Some broke new ground racially and sexually as well as artistically; others perpetuated the myths of the Old South. Some were censured at home but praised in New York, London, and Paris. The essays also underscore the significance and growth of such cultural institutions as the Poetry Society of South Carolina, the Charleston Museum, and the Gibbes Art Gallery."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Stephanie E. Yuhl
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date: 2006-03-08
Charleston, South Carolina, today enjoys a reputation as a destination city for cultural and heritage tourism. In A Golden Haze of Memory, Stephanie E. Yuhl looks back to the crucial period between 1920 and 1940, when local leaders developed Charleston's trademark image as "America's Most Historic City." Eager to assert the national value of their regional cultural traditions and to situate Charleston as a bulwark against the chaos of modern America, these descendants of old-line families downplayed Confederate associations and emphasized the city's colonial and early national prominence. They created a vibrant network of individual artists, literary figures, and organizations--such as the all-white Society for the Preservation of Negro Spirituals--that nurtured architectural preservation, art, literature, and tourism while appropriating African American folk culture. In the process, they translated their selective and idiosyncratic personal, familial, and class memories into a collective identity for the city. The Charleston this group built, Yuhl argues, presented a sanitized yet highly marketable version of the American past. Their efforts invited attention and praise from outsiders while protecting social hierarchies and preserving the political and economic power of whites. Through the example of this colorful southern city, Yuhl posits a larger critique about the use of heritage and demonstrates how something as intangible as the recalled past can be transformed into real political, economic, and social power.
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Charleston, including historic downtown attractions, famed cuisine, lovely inns, and scenic nearby plantations. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of maps · An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Charleston · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Major sights such as White Point Gardens and the Battery, Old Slave Mart Museum, Sullivan's Island, USS Yorktown, Drayton Hall, Fort Sumter National Monument, and Nathaniel Russell House Museum · Coverage of Charleston, Hilton Head, and The Lowcountry Planning to visit more of South Carolina? Check out Fodor's travel guide to The Carolinas and Georgia.
Author: Preservation Society of Charleston
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date: 1994-01
Standing as a proud testament to Charleston's religious tolerance, churches and synagogues scattered throughout the historic port have defined Charleston's landscape since its founding. Built by Anglicans, Huguenots, Presbyterians, Congregationalists, Quakers, Baptists, Lutherans, Jews, Catholics, African Methodist Episcopalians, and almost every other denomination found on American shores, Charleston's sacred structures comprise the finest collection of antebellum religious architecture in the country. In one grand photographic tour, The Churches of Charleston and the Lowcountry captures the drama, history, and architectural significance of the buildings that continue to draw architects, historians, architectural enthusiasts, and tourists to the city for study, reflection, and inspiration. From St. Michael's, a Charleston landmark, to such lesser known but equally impressive houses of worship as the Unitarian Church and St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, the sixty structures spotlighted in this volume offer glimpses into the religious, social, and economic development of Charleston and into the architectural fashions of colonial, federal, and antebellum America. The Preservation Society of Charleston, America's oldest community-based preservation organization, documents the city's illustrious religious heritage through congregational histories, architectural descriptions, and stunning interior and exterior photographs. Palladian, neo-Gothic, Georgian, Federal, and neo-Romanesque churches tell the story of a city blessed not only with a variety of religious communities but also with an array of architectural styles. With its compelling blend of architectural, religious, and social history, The Churches of Charleston and the Lowcountry preserves a visual record of the structures that have earned Charleston's celebrated stature as the "Holy City."
"Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry selections by local and internationally acclaimed authors provide a rich tapestry of one of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide. The often mysterious and much-loved Colonial city of Charleston is revealed through the eyes of writers who lived there or visited over the centuries"--Provided by publisher.
Author: James R. Cothran
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date: 1995
With the increasing interest in small-space gardening, Gardens of Historic Charleston provides a wellspring of ideas for planning or improving a garden of limited expanse. Using these ideas, individuals living in condominiums, townhouses, and cluster homes can create their own small-space sanctuaries and can incorporate the exotic plants that have become synonymous with historic Charleston - not only camellias and azaleas, but also tea olive, wisteria, star jasmine, gardenia, oleander, chaste tree, Lady Banksia rose, crape myrtle, and Carolina jessamine.
Happiness Key wird für die verwöhnte Tracy ein Ort der Entscheidung. Geld - oder Liebe? Die Ehe kaputt, das Vermögen weg, der Exmann im Gefängnis - die verwöhnte Tracy Deloche muss sich von ihrem Luxusleben verabschieden. Nur etwas Land auf Happiness Key ist ihr geblieben, einer Insel vor Florida mit ein paar Strandhäusern. Dort wohnen drei Frauen, mit denen Tracy nichts zu tun hat. Am besten wäre es, alles an einen Bauspekulanten zu verkaufen, glaubt sie. Aber die Zeiten sind schlecht, die Inselbewohnerinnen werden unerwartet zu Freundinnen ... und dann ist da noch Marsh Egan. Der attraktive Rechtsanwalt setzt sich leidenschaftlich für den Umweltschutz ein und will Happiness Key unbedingt retten. Tracy muss sich entscheiden: Für oder gegen Marsh, für oder gegen Freundschaft - für oder gegen das Glück.
Eigentlich wollte Caroline Wimbley nie wieder in ihr Elternhaus Tall Pines zurückkehren. Sie liebt ihr Leben in New York. Doch dann erreicht sie der Hilferuf ihres Bruders. Es geht um ihre Mutter, eine exzentrische und starrsinnige Südstaaten-Lady, mit der es offenbar nicht zum Besten steht. Caroline reist nach South Carolina, um nach ihrer Mutter zu sehen. Zurück in New York stellt sie fest, dass der Aufenthalt in Tall Pines sie verändert hat. Von der Schönheit des Lowcountry und von den eigenwilligen aber auch herzlichen Menschen ihrer Heimat begeistert, beschliesst sie, sich von ihrem Mann zu trennen und nach Tall Pines zurückzukehren. Als Lavinia stirbt, muss Caroline sich mit ihrer turbulenten Familiegeschichte und ihrer gescheiterten Ehe auseinandersetzen. - Ein warmherzig und humorvoll geschriebener Schmöker.
Zwei Frauen, die die Welt verändern Die elfjährige Sarah, wohlbehütete Tochter reicher Gutsbesitzer, erhält in Charleston ein ungewöhnliches Geburtstagsgeschenk – die zehnjährige Hetty »Handful«, die ihr als Dienstmädchen zur Seite stehen soll. Dass Sarah dem schwarzen Mädchen allerdings das Lesen beibringt, hatten ihre Eltern nicht erwartet. Und dass sowohl Sarah als auch Hetty sich befreien wollen aus den Zwängen ihrer Zeit, natürlich auch nicht. Doch Sarah ahnt: Auf sie wartet eine besondere Aufgabe im Leben. Obwohl sie eine Frau ist. Handful ihrerseits sehnt sich nach einem Stück Freiheit. Denn sie weiß aus den märchenhaften Geschichten ihrer Mutter: Einst haben alle Menschen Flügel gehabt ...
"ROMANCE READERS WILL LOVE THIS SPUNKY HEROINE AND THE SCOUNDREL WHO LOVES HER! An independent young lady meets a bold merchant captain pursued by a band of Caribbean pirates...what could possibly go wrong?After a daring escape, Captain Landon Hart sails the Desire to Charleston for repairs and to keep a mysterious appointment with a plantation owner. He meets a sword-wielding, fiery-haired temptress on the way, and he isn't prepared for the impact she has on his tightly guarded heart...nor the trouble she manages to attract.Keelan Grey had a solid plan that would save her from an arranged marriage to a cruel plantation owner until a deathbed confession from a loved one plunges her into a dark plot of deception and revenge. Desperate for help, Keelan finds an unlikely ally in the exasperating but irresistible sea captain. But while she trusts him with her life, can she trust him with her secrets? Hart's Desire is set just prior to the War of 1812, when privateers sailed the seas looking for enemy merchant ships to plunder. Hart's Desire is a story about a young woman from England, who's suddenly thrust into plantation life as the daughter of the plantation owner. Hart's Desire is rich with fascinating insights into the Low Country of Charleston, the food, the medicines and the lifestyles of the people of that time. Keelan is a very independent woman who is determined to avoid a marriage of convenience. Landon and his business partner dock their ships in the Charleston harbor for repairs. Weeks earlier the merchant fleet owner, Landon's mentor, set up a mysterious appointment with George Grey of Twin Pines plantation-Keelan's father. It is this meeting which forces Landon and Keelan's paths to cross. Keelan has been well-tutored by her father's valet, and not only can she read, write and keep the accounts for the plantation, but she can also fence and defend herself with a dagger. Romance readers will love this spunky heroine and the scoundrel who can't help but fall in love with her.
Author: William P. Baldwin
Publisher: History Press (SC)
Release Date: 2007
These historic places of worship celebrate the rich cultural and spiritual traditions of the South with breathtaking architecture and stunning detail. This collection of images from the Historic American Buildings Survey, an effort to catalogue and document the architecture and building culture of America, captures the holiness and haunting beauty of over fifty sacred grounds in South Carolina. Through his selection of these photographs, William P. Baldwin attests to the awe that each site inspires and proves that "as they evoke that better, that sober and gentler angel of ourselves, they are indeed sacred places."
One of the South’s most iconic cities, Charleston has perennial appeal for travelers. Eye-candy abounds throughout the city’s walkable center, from pastel row houses to white-columned antebellum mansions and leafy streets. This setting, together with superb Southern cuisine and green spaces for outdoor activities, makes Charleston a prime domestic American travel destination. Fodor’s InFocus Charleston ebook edition also covers a side trip to popular Hilton Head. New Coverage: New hotels, shops, and nightlife options have been added throughout the guide. The city’s cutting-edge restaurant scene gets special attention. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: A planner gives useful, practical overviews of trip-planning information, and Top Attractions features the must-see attractions and experiences. Best Bets highlight the best-of-the-best hotels and restaurants based on travelers’ interests. Top Outdoor Experiences covers the best beaches, biking, boating, and golfing in the region. And Quick Bites call out places to stop, catch a quick lunch, and rest your feet about town. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s InFocus Charleston ebook edition offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert and local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.