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The Chesapeake house :architectural investigation by Colonial Williamsburg /edited by Cary Carson and Carl R. Lounsbury.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Carson, Cary, editor of compilation.
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation,
Lounsbury, Carl, editor of compilation.
Contents
Introduction / Cary Carson -- Architecture as Social History / Cary Carson -- Fieldwork / Edward A. Chappell -- Migration, Society, Economy, & Settlement: 1607-1830 / Lorena S. Walsh -- The Design Process / Carl R. Lounsbury -- Plantation Housing: Seventeenth Century / Cary Carson -- Portfolio I: Furnished Lives -- Town House & Country House: Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries -- Housing Slavery / Edward A. Chappell -- Agricultural Buildings / Orlando Ridout V -- Timber Framing / Willie Graham -- Brickwork / Carl R. Lounsbury -- Hardware / Edward A. Chappell -- Exterior Finishes / Willie Graham -- Interior Finishes / Willie Graham -- Portfolio II: DNA in Moldings -- Paint / Susan Buck and Willie Graham -- Wallpaper / Margaret Beck Pritchard -- The Demise of Traditional Building Practices / Carl R. Lounsbury -- Appendix: Buildings Mentioned in The Chesapeake House by Location -- Notes -- Contributors -- Image Credits -- Index.
Description
"For more than thirty years, the architectural research department at Colonial Williamsburg has engaged in comprehensive study of early buildings, landscapes, and social history in the Chesapeake region. Its painstaking work has transformed our understanding of building practices in the colonial and early national periods and thereby greatly enriched the experience of visiting historic sites. In this beautifully illustrated volume, a team of historians, curators, and conservators draw on their far-reaching knowledge of historic structures in Virginia and Maryland to illuminate the formation, development, and spread of one of the hallmark building traditions in America architecture"-- Provided by publisher.
"For more than thirty years, the architectural research department at Colonial Williamsburg has engaged in comprehensive study of early buildings, landscapes, and social history in the Chesapeake region. Its painstaking work has transformed our understanding of building practices in the colonial and early national periods and thereby greatly enriched the experience of visiting historic sites. In this beautifully illustrated volume, a team of historians, curators, and conservators draw on their far-reaching knowledge of historic structures in Virginia and Maryland to illuminate the formation, development, and spread of one of the hallmark building traditions in America architecture. The essays describe how building design, hardware, wall coverings, furniture, and even paint colors telegraphed social signals about the status of builders and owners and choreographed social interactions among everyone who lived or worked in gentry houses, modest farmsteads, and slave quarters. The analyses of materials, finishes, and carpentry work will fascinate old-house buffs, preservationists, and historians alike. The lavish color photography is a delight to behold, and the detailed catalogues of architectural elements provide a reliable guide to the form, style, and chronology of the region's distinctive historic architecture. "-- Provided by publisher.
xi, 471 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-443) and index.
Library and Archives purchase, 2014.
ISBN
0807835773 (hardback)
9780807835777 (hardback)
GUSN
303566
Call Number
Stacks NA7235.M32 C485 2013
Descriptive terms
ARCHITECTURE / Historic Preservation / General.
Architecture, Colonial
Architecture, Colonial.
Architecture, Domestic
Architecture, Domestic.
HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775).
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV).
Vernacular architecture
Vernacular architecture.
Places
Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
United States

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