Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Art of the Old South

A review of The Art of the Old South: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture & the Products of Craftsmen (1560-1860) by Jessie Poesch (Harrison Press, 1989).

The Art of the Old South encompasses architecture, painting, sculpture, and the products of craftsmen. We are given a tour of a great variety of private and public buildings-from the formal mansions and elegant townhouses that followed English fashion to the raised cottages and country houses with open porches and galleries that evolved in the region; from the slave cabin to the classic columned plantation house; as well as other structures that are of architectural interest, including churches, statehouses, banks, and hotels.

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