Kathryn Masson, the author of Rizzoli's Santa Barbara Style, Napa Valley Style, and Sonoma Valley Style, lives in the hunt country of northern Virginia. Calder Loth is senior architectural historian at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Richard Guy Wilson is chair of the department of architectural history at University of Virginia, and author of several books on American architecture. Steven Brooke is the author and photographer of Rizzoli's Seaside Style and Sonoma Valley Style. He lives in Miami.
Historic Houses of Virginia: Great Mansions, Plantations and Country Homesby Kathryn Masson, Steven Brooke (Photographer), Calder Loth (Foreword by), Richard Guy Wilson (Introduction)
From the Tidewater region of its Atlantic Shore to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia has some of the most architecturally rich, and perhaps the most historically important, homes in America. The treasures of American heritage showcased in this volume range in time from the seventeenth century to the twentieth, and include such peerless masterpieces as Colonial Williamsburg's Governor's Palace, George Washington's Mt. Vernon, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Robert E. Lee's Arlington House, and Stratford Hall Plantation—all presented in new photography commissioned for this book, the first to feature in one place the beautiful houses of some of this country's most influential and renowned citizens. Each home shown is either linked to a famous American region or event, or is a National Historic Landmark, a Virginia State Historic Landmark, or listed on the National Register of Historic Places or on other landmark registers.
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