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Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm Hardcover – March 14, 2003
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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, 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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Top Customer Reviews
Very Charleston is the perfect book for a new visitor to Charleston. There are a few minor inaccuracies (for example, there are more than 3 zones for carriage tours). But these do not detract from the book. However, a visitor seeking a more in-depth look at the Holy City would be better served by more serious reading. Still, Very Charleston is a very enjoyable and interesting introduction to this beautiful and historic city.
This is a charming, interesting little book and I am glad to have been able to buy it at a bargain price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful gift for a friend. It arrived very quickly and was in excellent condition ...brand new.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Any Charleston lover must own this book!! It is a delightful, easy to read history of this charming city. Complete with illustrations and interesting fun facts.Published 2 months ago by jennaalene
I used this for a vacation to Charleston and it was so helpful! Great information for what to plan to do for the trip.Published 4 months ago by runwv
Kind of a silly book that a tourist might buy. I live near Charleston and was hoping for a more informative book.Published 6 months ago by Linda W. Larsen