With all new photography commissioned especially for this book Historic Houses of Virginia beautifully illustrates the interiors, gardens, and grounds of such masterpieces as George Washington's Mount Vernon, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, George Mason's Gunston Hall, Colonial Williamsburg's Governor's Palace, and the illustrious Lee family's Stratford Hall, among others. Each of the 20 houses shown is particularly distinguished for its association with a famous American personage, region, or event, and is recognized as a National Historic Landmark, a Virginia State Historic Landmark, or is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Elucidating American history from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, these houses tell the story of their celebrated owners and the customs and values of the time in which they were built. Replete with remarkable photography and cultural insight, Historic Houses of Virginia is unprecedented in its scope.
Формат: 24,5 см x 28 см.