These Great Plantations Are Symbols Of The South And Days Gone By Today Perhaps Only A Hundred Along The Coast And Another Hundredinland Remain Many Of The Great Plantation Homes Were Lost During The Time Of War, And Many 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 I really enjoyed looking through this book of South Carolina plantation homes Some were a little surprising like a Frank Lloyd Wright house, complete with a dog kennel also designed by Wright in back , but mostly it shows numerous big old homes, with plenty of porches, columns, staircases, Spanish moss, and ivey I enjoyed the captions with each picture as well, which sometimes explained a little bit of history about the house. While an interesting glimpse into post Revolution, pre Civil War Carolina plantation architecture, the book did not attempt to answer questions raised by its text seriously, why tell us that a house was built for a young English couple of great misfortune and then not elaborate nor does it provide context for the images it presents The result feels disconnected and a bit unsatisfying Without the human connection, they re just old houses.
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Carolina Plantations: Lost Photographs from the Historic American Buildings Survey book, this is one of the most wanted William P. Baldwin III author readers around the world.
- 162 pages
- Carolina Plantations: Lost Photographs from the Historic American Buildings Survey
- William P. Baldwin III
- 08 July 2018 William P. Baldwin III