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Historic Preservation for a Living City: Historic Charleston Foundation, 1947-1997 - Weyeneth, Robert R., 1950-

Charts the changing philosophy of the American preservation movement in the last half of the 20th century and traces HCF's pathbreaking approach to preservation, from the organization's establishment to its current wide-ranging concern with the conservation of rural spaces in the surrounding region.

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Lost Examples of Colonial Architecture: Buildings that have Disappeared or been so Altered as to be Denatured - Howells, John Mead, 1868-1959

Preserves for architects and all lovers of early America the aspect of buildings which have disappeared or which have been so altered as to lose their character and quality. Charleston buildings include: Missroon House (40 East Bay), Holmes House (19 East Battery), Mansion House (Broad Street), Joseph Manigault House Gate Lodge (350 Meeting Street), and Fenwick Hall.

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Period Design & Furnishing: A Sourcebook for Home Restoration and Decorating - Miller, Judith

This book takes a refreshing new approach to period style, concentrating on overall character rather than authenticity of detail. A comprehensive visual sourcebook, with almost 600 full-color photographs, it offers hundreds of stimulating ideas for creating a period feeling in your home, through furniture, furnishings, fabrics, and wall coverings.

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Victorian Furniture: Essays from a Victorian Society Autumn Symposium - Ames, Kenneth L.

Several essays, originally presented at a symposium in Philadelphia in October, 1978. Topics include Continuity and Change in Furniture Style; Business, Commerce and Labor; Studies of Specific Firms and Forms; High Culture Architecture and Designers; and On the Geographic and Social Periphery.

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The Encyclopedia of Furniture - Aronson, Joseph, 1898-

This reference book contains the synthesis of an entire library on the subject of furniture and decoration, including styles, trends, and construction, along with information about designers, makers, woods and other materials, and architecture. Almost every article contains references to one or more of the 2,000 illustrations, ranging from the earliest museum pieces to products of modern designers.

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A History of American Furniture - Bienenstock, N.I. (Nathan I.)

An authoritative and complete book on the story of furniture in America. It documents the spectrum of America's furniture design movement, from the work of our earliest craftsmen to that of the present day (1970's). Presents complete definitions, supplemented by photographs and illustrations. Chapters include: Furniture of the Colonies; the 18th Century; Duncan Phyfe and the Empire; the Early 19th Century; Mediaeval and English Gothic; American ...

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Charleston Furniture 1700-1825 - Burton, E. Milby

First published in 1955 as "Contributions from the Charleston Museum: XII," this book was recognized as an unusual and scholarly contribution to the study of regional traditions in American furniture.

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The National Trust Book of English Furniture - Beard, Geoffrey W.

This book is for everyone who appreciates English furniture. It covers the revolution of furniture styles, the work of famous designers, the organization of the trade, the techniques used, the commissioning of furniture and the use of the pattern book. It examines the social and aesthetic influences on different types of furniture. In addition to a glossary and full bibliography, includes appendices that list the kinds of wood in common use and ...

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