Art of the State: Virginia

Art of the State: Virginia

by K. M. Kostyal
     
 

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"Virginia is for lovers," proclaims this most romantic state. Yes, and it's also for lovers of patriotic tradition, of fabled landscapes, fine architecture, and all the arts of living well.

Virginia's past and present mingle with amazing grace. Apple-blossom festivals and historic gardens cohabit with nuclear warships and Internet sprawl. The past is very much

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"Virginia is for lovers," proclaims this most romantic state. Yes, and it's also for lovers of patriotic tradition, of fabled landscapes, fine architecture, and all the arts of living well.

Virginia's past and present mingle with amazing grace. Apple-blossom festivals and historic gardens cohabit with nuclear warships and Internet sprawl. The past is very much alive here, from the slopes of Mount Vernon to the streets of Colonial Williamsburg to Thomas Jefferson's beloved Monticello. Yet this one-time Confederate bastion elected the nation's first African-American governor, Douglas Wilder, and in Richmond a statue of tennis great and native son Arthur Ashe stands near another of Robert E. Lee. Native-born heroes also include Pulitzer Prize novelist William Styron, actress Shirley MacLaine, and musical legends Pearl Bailey, Patsy Cline, and Maybelle Carter.

In this book you'll discover Virginia's delightful contrasts-from the beaches of Chincoteague, famed for its wild ponies; to cosmopolitan northern Virginia, home of the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery; to the tranquil Shenandoah Valley, where orchards and vineyards bloom next to Civil War battlefields. You'll view a gallery of Virginia art, from colonial crafts to 20th-century impressionists. And you'll meet the characters who shaped the state, from the Indian princess Pocahontas to political powerhouse Harry Byrd. It's a unique introduction to a state that has given America so much.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810955622
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
Art of the State Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.25(h) x 0.50(d)

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