Catalogue


Charleston architecture and interiors /
written and photographed by Susan Sully.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Salt Lake City, UT : Gibbs Smith, c2007.
description
208 p.
ISBN
0941711927, 9780941711920
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Book
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author
imprint
Salt Lake City, UT : Gibbs Smith, c2007.
isbn
0941711927
9780941711920
catalogue key
6273448
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Excerpts
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From the stately elegance of the Georgian era to the exuberant eclecticism of the twenty-first century, the houses of Charleston, South Carolina, are defined by great architecture and elegant design. This book offers an insider's view of the beautiful houses, gardens, and decorative arts that comprise the city's unique charm. This richly illustrated volume opens with an overview of Charleston's decorative arts and architecture, followed by sections entitled Elements of Charleston Style, Period Charleston, Eclectic Charleston, and, finally, Quintessential Charleston. Also included is a source guide to designers, shops, and manufacturers. This book will inspire and educate readers about the specifics of Charleston's style and the historic and contemporary spirits that infuse it. Susan Sully is a best-selling author whose publications include The Southern Cottage: From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Florida Keys; Casa Florida: Spanish Style Houses from Winter Park to Coral Gables; New Orleans Style: Past and Present; Charleston Style: Then and Now; and Savannah Style: Mystery and Manners. A graduate of Yale University with a degree in art history, Susan lectures frequently around the country and contributes articles to many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Southern Accents, Metropolitan Home, Art and Antiques, Town and Country Travel and Coastal Living. She lives in New Orleans.
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From the stately elegance of the Georgian era to the exuberant eclecticism of the twenty-first century, the houses of Charleston, South Carolina, are defined by great architecture and elegant design. This book offers an insider's view of the beautiful houses, gardens, and decorative arts that comprise the city's unique charm. This richly illustrated volume opens with an overview of Charleston's decorative arts and architecture, followed by sections entitled Elements of Charleston Style, Period Charleston, Eclectic Charleston, and, finally, Quintessential Charleston. Also included is a source guide to designers, shops, and manufacturers. This book will inspire and educate readers about the specifics of Charleston's style and the historic and contemporary spirits that infuse it. SUSAN SULLY Susan Sully is a best-selling author whose publications include The Southern Cottage: From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Florida Keys; Casa Florida: Spanish Style Houses from Winter Park to Coral Gables; New Orleans Style: Past and Present; Charleston Style: Then and Now; and Savannah Style: Mystery and Manners. A graduate of Yale University with a degree in art history, Susan lectures frequently around the country and contributes articles to many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Southern Accents, Metropolitan Home, Art and Antiques, Town and Country Travel and Coastal Living. She lives in New Orleans.
Excerpt from Book
The Nathaniel Russell House A House Museum of Historic Charleston Foundation Charleston's golden age of commerce reached its zenith at the turn of the eighteenth century, with Nathaniel Russell as one of its richest merchants. The second son of a wealthy Rhode Island family, Russell came to Charleston at the age of twenty-seven to make his fortune. Building a career by shipping rice, indigo, tobacco, and cotton, as well as slaves, to and from New England, the West Indies, South America, Virginia, Great Britain, continental Europe, West Africa, and Asia, he amassed a great fortune and gained entree to Charleston's loftiest society. In 1808, he constructed a house in the high-style neoclassical mode which is both a lasting monument to his success and one of the city's crown architectural jewels.
First Chapter

The Nathaniel Russell House

A House Museum of Historic Charleston Foundation

Charleston's golden age of commerce reached its zenith at the turn of the eighteenth century, with Nathaniel Russell as one of its richest merchants. The second son of a wealthy Rhode Island family, Russell came to Charleston at the age of twenty-seven to make his fortune. Building a career by shipping rice, indigo, tobacco, and cotton, as well as slaves, to and from New England, the West Indies, South America, Virginia, Great Britain, continental Europe, West Africa, and Asia, he amassed a great fortune and gained entrée to Charleston's loftiest society. In 1808, he constructed a house in the high-style neoclassical mode which is both a lasting monument to his success and one of the city's crown architectural jewels.

Summaries
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From the stately elegance of the Georgian era to the exuberant eclecticism of the 21st century, the houses of Charleston, South Carolina are defined by great architecture and elegant design. This text offers an insider's view of the beautiful houses, gardens, and decorative arts that comprise this city's unique charm.
Main Description
From the stately elegance of the Georgian era to the exuberant eclecticism of the twenty-first century, the houses of Charleston, South Carolina are defined by great architecture and elegant design. Timeless Charleston: Four Centuries of Style offers an insider's view of the beautiful houses, gardens, and decorative arts that comprise this city's unique charm. This beautifully illustrated volume opens with an overview of Charleston's decorative arts and architecture, followed by a section entitled Elements of Charleston Style, describing the colors, textiles, decorative objects, and textures essential to the Charleston interior. Period Charleston explores six great houses that illustrate the traditional styles associated with the city, from Georgian to late Victorian. Eclectic Charleston features six houses that demonstrate the eclectic approach to design that grew out of the post-Civil War era and continues to flourish today. Finally, Quintessential Charleston defines the values that infuse Charleston style, from hospitality to romance. This book concludes with a source guide, listing interior designers, antique stores, and manufacturers of fine reproductions.
Main Description
From the stately elegance of the Georgian era to the exuberant eclecticism of the 21st century, the houses of Charlston, South Carolina, are defined by great architecture and elegant design. Charleston Architecture and Interiors offers an insider's view of the beautiful houses, gardens and decorative arts that comprise this city's unique charm. The book includes an explanation of the elements of Charleston Style, sections on Period Charleston, Eclectic Charleston and Quintessential Charleston and a source guide listing interior designers, antiques stores and manufacturers of fine reproductions.
Main Description
From the stately elegance of the Georgian era to the exuberant eclecticism of the twenty-first century, the houses of Charleston, South Carolina, are defined by great architecture and elegant design. Charleston Architecture and Interiors offers an insider's view of the beautiful houses, gardens, and decorative arts that comprise this city's unique charm.
Long Description
From the stately elegance of the Georgian era to the exuberant eclecticism of the twenty-first century, the houses of Charleston, South Carolina, are defined by great architecture and elegant design. Charleston Architecture and Interiors offers an insider's view of the beautiful houses, gardens, and decorative arts that comprise this city's unique charm. Includes: An explanation of the elements of Charleston Style, describing the colors, textiles, decorative objects, and texturesessential to the Charleston interior. Sections on Period Charleston, Eclectic Charleston, and Quintessential Charleston. A source guide listing interior designers, antiques stores, and manufacturers of fine reproductions. Author's other titles have sold more than 50,000 copies.
Long Description
From the stately elegance of the Georgian era to the exuberant eclecticism of the twenty-first century, the houses of Charleston, South Carolina, are defined by great architecture and elegant design. Charleston Architecture and Interiors offers an insider's view of the beautiful houses, gardens, and decorative arts that comprise this city's unique charm. Includes: An explanation of the elements of Charleston Style, describing the colors, textiles, decorative objects, and textures essential to the Charleston interior. Sections on Period Charleston, Eclectic Charleston, and Quintessential Charleston. A source guide listing interior designers, antiques stores, and manufacturers of fine reproductions. Author's other titles have sold more than 50,000 copies.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. 10
Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Introductionp. 12
Historic Charleston From Jacobean to Georgian Style: Middleton Place A Historic House Museum and Gardenp. 17
Georgian Grandeur: The Branford-Horry House The Home of Laurap. 33
Regency Revival: The Isaac Motte Dart House The Home of Dr. and Mrs. Eugenep. 45
Federal Finesse: The Nathaniel Russell House A House Museum of Historic Charleston Foundationp. 63
From Federal to Greek Revival: The William Aiken House A Historic Property of Patrick Propertiesp. 77
ECLECTIC CHARLESTON Southern Collective Unconscious: Johnson's Westernmost Tenement The Homep. 89
Anglo-Colonial Style: The Inglis Arch House A Private Residencep. 101
United Nations Of Style: A Greek Revival Single House The Homep. 111
Accidental Modernists: A Remodeled Nineteenth Century Warehouse The Homep. 121
Silk Purse: A Renovated 1740s Slave Quarters The Homep. 131
Quintessential Charleston Charleston Charm: The James Veree House The Homep. 141
Romantic Charleston: The James Petigru Law Office The Homep. 157
Charleston Elegance: A Remodeled Nineteenth-Century Carriage House A Private Residencep. 167
Charleston Preservation: The Capers Motte Smith House The Homep. 181
Charleston Hospitality: The Timothy Ford House The Homep. 195
Resource guidep. 205
Indexp. 206
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