Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm
Algonquin Books, 2003 - History - 159 pages
Cobblestone streets leading to perfectly preserved historic homes. Intricate wrought-iron gates opening to lush, fragrant gardens. A skyline of steeples and a river harbor bustling with schooners and sailboats. Charleston is one of America's most charming cities.
In vibrant watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the beauty and riches that make Charleston so unique: White Point Gardens, the Spoleto Festival, Rainbow Row, Waterfront Park, Fort Moultrie, the beaches of Sullivan's Island, sumptuous Lowcountry cuisine, and handmade sweetgrass baskets. Full of fascinating details--on everything from the art of early entertaining, the city's inspired architectural and garden designs, and George Washington's Southern tour to famous Charlestonians and the flags of Sumter--Very Charleston celebrates the city, the Lowcountry, the people, and our history. Hand-lettered and full color throughout, Very Charleston includes maps, an index, and a handy appendix of sites.
With her cheerful illustrations and love for discovering little-known facts, Diana Gessler has created both an entertaining guide and an irresistible keepsake for visitors and Charlestonians alike.
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A must have for Charleston lovers!User Review - rave4 - Overstock.com
A must have for those in love with Charleston as I am or planning a trip. A great keepsake book with great illustrations we love it. I keep it in the guest bedroom so guests can browse this beautiful book. Would recommend!! Read full review
A MUSTHAVE!User Review - suprshopr - Overstock.com
This book is a musthave for anyone planning a visit Charleston or just wanting to learn about local history. It includes culture and history outside the city itself and in the surrounding areas which ... Read full review
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