Creating the South Carolina State House

Creating the South Carolina State House

by John Morrill Bryan
     
 

Generously illustrated with color photographs, maps, and drawings, Creating the South Carolina State House offers an unprecedented look at the construction and renovation of South Carolina's most important government structure. Prompted to research the building by its restoration between 1995 and 1998, John M. Bryan witnessed every stage of excavation, demolition, and… See more details below

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Generously illustrated with color photographs, maps, and drawings, Creating the South Carolina State House offers an unprecedented look at the construction and renovation of South Carolina's most important government structure. Prompted to research the building by its restoration between 1995 and 1998, John M. Bryan witnessed every stage of excavation, demolition, and rebuilding. He draws largely on these observations and on archival sources - including diaries, letters, and other contemporaneous writings - to offer fresh insights into the design and construction of the South Carolina State House and into the often controversial symbolism attached to the building.

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Bryan, professor of art history at the University of South Carolina, witnessed every stage of the restoration of the South Carolina State House between 1995 and 1998. He draws on his observations and on archival sources to offer insight into the original design and construction of the building and into the often controversial symbolism attached to the building. He introduces the architects, artists, and politicians who left lasting impressions on the building, and evaluates the latest overhaul of the building. Includes b&w and color photos of the restoration process, plus b&w architectural plans. Lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781570032912
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
10.37(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.85(d)

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