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Prodigy Houses of Virginia: Architecture and the Native Elite.
Mooney, Barbara Burlison.
Prodigy Houses of Virginia: Architecture and the Native Elite.
This book concerns itself less with issues of design and construction than with the social and cultural context in which the Virginia gentry commissioned their imposing dwellings. In her examination of such places as Stratford Hall, Carter's Grove, and Gunston Hall - mansions whose grandeur has become synonymous with the image, if not the reality, of life in Colonial Virginia - Mooney illuminates the fortunes, motivations, and aspirations of the wealthy and powerful owners who built their "homes" with the objective of securing their status and impressing the public.

Category: Architecture, American Vernacular
Binding: Cl.
Pages: 366 pp
Publisher: Univ. of Virginia Press
Year: 2008
Publication Place: Charlottesville,
ISBN: 9780813926735
Book Id: 75854

Price: $65.00

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