Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm

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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, ...

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Overview


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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Children's Literature - Ellen Welty
Charleston, South Carolina is one of the oldest and most picturesque cities in the United States. With its centuries-old architecture and lush vegetation, it transports visitors back to a more leisurely time. This lovely little book, hand-lettered and illustrated throughout with watercolor decorations makes a great travel guide, history book and charming keepsake for residents and visitors alike. The book is divided conveniently into the distinct areas of the city itself and each section contains a map as well as information about famous landmarks, local history, must-see sites and even some recipes that celebrate regional food. There is an index at the back as well as an appendix listing must-see sites for travelers. While its usefulness in the classroom is limited to schools in the region, students who are working on Revolutionary War or Civil War projects will find some interesting source material here. It might also be useful in art classes as a wonderful example of watercolor illustration and lettering styles. I would recommend it for most libraries in the state of South Carolina and the southeast US. Its appeal beyond the region is insufficient to justify its purchase for a school library although public libraries in other parts of the country would find that it is used. Reviewer: Ellen Welty
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565123397
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
  • Publication date: 3/14/2003
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 230,379
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 7.38 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author


Diana Hollingsworth Gessler is the author and illustrator of Very New Orleans, Very Charleston, and Very California. Her watercolors and oil paintings are represented by Shaw Gallery in Naples and Bonita Springs, Florida. She and her husband live in Melbourne, Florida, when they’re not traveling.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2008

    Great book

    As a Charleston resident, I appreciate this book. Very informative and it makes a great gift. I buy about 10 at a time and give one to each of the many visitors I get every year.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 30, 2013

    Highly Recommend A+

    If you are going to visit, this book is indispensable. Tom

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