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by David King Gleason,Joseph B. Mahan


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Antebellum Homes of Georgia Hardcover – September 1, 1987. This book is a must for anyone interested in antebellum homes. The photos and written descriptions in this book is remarkable.

Antebellum Homes of Georgia Hardcover – September 1, 1987. by David King Gleason (Author), Joseph B. Mahan (Foreword).

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Joseph B. Mahan’s books. Columbus: Georgia's Fall Line Trading Town.

This is a wonderful book on a very deserving subject, Gleasons books are always well done and the photography just pops off the page.

David King Gleason; Joseph B Mahan. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Antebellum Homes of Georgia. In addition to exterior photographs, Antebellum Homes of Georgia contains a number of interior views as well as aerial photographs that show the relationship between the houses and their environs: outbuildings, formal gardens, and recd clay fields that were once white with cotton. Captions provide brief histories of the houses and their owners as weel as notes on construction and outstanding architectural details.

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In his book Antebellum Homes of Georgia, David King Gleason writes, "Margaret Mitchell saw a photograph of the .

In his book Antebellum Homes of Georgia, David King Gleason writes, "Margaret Mitchell saw a photograph of the house in the Atlanta Journal in February, 1939. She sent the clipping to Wilbur Kurtz, an Atlanta historian and Civil War authority who was in Hollywood consulting with the set designers of Gone With the Wind, saying, "I like this for Ashley's home," referring to Twelve Oaks.

David King Gleason provides a grand tour of Virginia’s distinctive plantation homes. As the architectural historian Calder Loth states in his prefatory note, Gleason’s elegant photographs provide a seductive image of life in ‘Old Virginia. He presents one inviting house after another, complete with handsome interiors, and spacious grounds dotted with boxwoods and venerable trees. Unlike those in the Deep South, most of Virginia’s plantation homes were built before the antebellum period and mainly reflect colonial, English Georgian, and Jeffersonian styles of architecture.

In his book "Antebellum Homes of Georgia," David King Gleason writes that Margaret Mitchell recommended Twelve Oaks as a model for Ashley's home in the "Gone With The Wind" movie. Historic Homes Georgia. Barrington Hall, built in 1842, was the home of Barrington King, who along with his father, Roswell King, was the co-founder of the town of Roswell, Georgia. The King family moved from the coast of Georgia in the late 1820s, & decided it was a perfect location for a mill town. Roswell picked the location due to the water power potential of Vickery Creek.

From the stately Gothic Revival and Regency-style houses of Savannah to the majestic, multicolumned plantation homes that punctuate rolling farmlands throughout the state, David King Gleason presents a splendid pictorial record of Georgia's fines pre-Civil War residences.The book begins with the town houses of Savannah, which include such landmark residences as the Andrew Low House, built in 1848 in the style of an early Victorian Renaissance villa, and the imposing Gree-Heldrim House, a Gothic Revival mansion that was the most expensive house built in Savannah prior to the Civil War. Wild Heron, located just south of Savannah on the Little Ogeechee River, is the oldest plantation house still standing in Georgia. A one-and-a-half story farmhouse built in the style of a West India cottage, it is being restored to reflect the period of the early 1800s.Farther to the interior, in the area around Augusta, are such homes as Fruitlands, now the clubhouse of the Augusta national Golf Club; Meadow Garden; Ware's Folly; and Montrose, built in 1849 and one of the Loveliest Greek Revival houses in the area. Houses photographed along the Plantation Trail, from Athens to Macon, include the white-columned President's House, home since 1949 to the presidents of the University of Georgia; the Howell Cobb House, in Athens; Whitehall, in Covington; Glan Mary, in Sparta; and the Woodruff House, in Macon.Gleason devotes considerable attention to the homes of the western side of the state, from Chickamauga to Thomasville. The Gordon-Lee House, constructed in 1847, was headquarters fro the Union army during the battle of chickamauga. Other houses in this part of Georgia are valley View, which overlooks the Etowah River, west of Cartersville; the Archibald Howell House, near downtown Marietta; Lovejoy, in Clayton Country; The oaks, in the vicinity of LaGrange; and Greenwood and Pebble Hill, near Thomasville.In all, Gleason captures more than one hundred of Georgia's most beautiful antebellum homes, including many lesser-known houses. In addition to exterior photographs, Antebellum Homes of Georgia contains a number of interior views as well as aerial photographs that show the relationship between the houses and their environs: outbuildings, formal gardens, and recd clay fields that were once white with cotton. Captions provide brief histories of the houses and their owners as weel as notes on construction and outstanding architectural details.


Comments: (7)

Cheber
My wife loves it
Zulurr
Wonderful pictures of some beautiful homes, and interesting information about the homes. Love to look at it.
Lonesome Orange Kid
Just what I was looking for and just as advertised
krot
Absolutely beautiful pictures!
Fawrindhga
Nice book on southern plantations. Good photos.
Agalen
Very nice book
Fiarynara
This book is a must for anyone interested in antebellum homes. The photos and written descriptions in this book is remarkable.
I found this book very frustrating from the sense of how it was written; the format if you will. The author "profiles" about 70 homes, but gives very little history on each home, and the most disappointing/frustrating aspect of this book was for all but a few homes there was only one, yes ONE photograph of the exterior. Simply put, there would be one exterior photo of the facade, a couple paragraphs of text, and on the next page, on to the next house! Gee thanks for that photo of a beautiful mansion. I sure wonder what the foyer or the formal dining room looks like, but I guess I'll have to just keep wondering!? It's simlpy astonishing that there is one exterior photo per house, and that's it. I believe the author would have been much better served focusing on each house more, discussing the history and providing several exterior shots of the home and grounds(including landscaping and gardens), as well as the interiors. If a book can underachieve, this one has.
Antebellum Homes of Georgia download epub
Architecture
Author: David King Gleason,Joseph B. Mahan
ISBN: 0807114324
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Architecture
Language: English
Publisher: LSU Press (September 1, 1987)
Pages: 144 pages