Nashville Interiors: 1866 to 1920

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Few places in the country can boast the extraordinary historic architecture possessed by Nashville, a remarkable hybrid city integrating both New South commerce with Old South charm and traditions. During the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century, many affluent families, including governors, statesmen, and presidents, built luxurious homes in many different revival styles of architecture such as Gothic Revival, Renaissance Revival, Greek Revival, and Colonial Revival. Since that time, residents and countlessvisitors to Nashville alike have enjoyed their dramatic and imposing exteriors. In this volume, you are given a special opportunity to walk into these homes and explore their fascinating interiors as theyappeared from 1866 to 1920. Nashville Interiors: 1866 to 1920 provides valuable insight into the tastes and needs of the families who lived in these historic homes, from their formal parlors and gardens to their private dining rooms and bedrooms. Within these pages, the capital city's most famous country homes, such as Belmont Mansion, Belle Meade Plantation, and the Hermitage, and a wide assortment of city dwellings, boarding schools, hotels, and businesses again open their doors, allowing today's viewer a rare, intimate glimpse into their past.
ISBN: 9780738502205
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author and longtime Nashville interior designer Amelia Whitsitt Edwards has compiled a wonderful collection of vivid images, matched with informative captions, that brings to life the city's old homes and their old ways. Whether a student of interior design or simply a lover of Tennessee's unique history, you will certainly treasure Nashville Interiors: 1866 to 1920 as a valuable resource for learning the variety of decorative esthetics and more importantly, understanding the attitudes and mores of our past generations. A portion of the proceeds of this work will go to benefit the Belmont Mansion Association.
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