Historic Charleston Gardens

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This volume in the Images of America series preserves through vintage photographs the gardens that, by their very nature, are impermanent. Although Charleston's contemporary gardens are well documented in other sources, those of past generations are depicted here, reminding readers that Charleston was primarily a city of family homes where life was enjoyed in the garden. From more traditional formal designs to surprisingly informal yards, these 19th and 20th-century photographs detail gardening life from bygone eras. Beyond the peninsula, informal country gardens were a small but important part of working farms, and summer cottage yards were intended for recreation and relaxation.
ISBN: 9780738552781
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: South Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
T. Hunter McEaddy, member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and founder and principal of T. Hunter McEaddy Associates, Inc., received his master's degree from the University of Georgia, School of Environmental Design, in landscape architecture with a concentration in historic preservation. Catherine P. McEaddy, a freelance writer and native of Charleston, holds a master's degree in creative writing from American University and a bachelor's degree in history from Davidson College. This father-daughter team selected photographs from various institutional and government archives, as well as images from the private collections of Charlestonians who have tended these gardens through the years.
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