Savannah Style : Mystery and Manners

By: Sully, Susan

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Savannah is a city of mercurial history and enigmatic charms. Home to cotton barons, shipping magnates, antiques dealers, and tireless preservationists, it has helped define Southern elegance, manner, and style for more than two centuries.
From the slightly faded grandeur of the Second Empire baroque Thomas Levy House, filled with antique maps, prints, books, and other curiosities, to the phantasmal, Proustian decor of the high style Greek Revival Knapp House, the 20 houses featured in this book express the city's alternating moods of decadence and decorum. Quite often, a serene exterior-- designed in a Georgian, federal, or restrained Greek Revival style-- will relinquish its polite composure to an ingenious play of interior whimsy or flight of decorative fancy. Elegant town houses designed by William Jay, John Ash, Isaiah Davenport, and William Gibbons Preston, gracious plantation manors, and unpretentious summer cottages are featured in detail in word and image. A delightful foreword by John Berendt acts as an informative addendum to" Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil "and an excellent introduction to this book.

Title: Savannah Style : Mystery and Manners

Author Name: Sully, Susan

Categories: Interior Design & Decoration,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Rizzoli: 2001

ISBN Number: 0847823768

ISBN Number 13: 9780847823765

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 018526

Description: D/W has two small closed tears (now protected), minimal edgewear to boards, esp spine ends and corners. From the slightly faded grandeur of the Second Empire baroque Thomas Levy House, filled with antique maps, prints, books, and other curiosities, to the phantasmal, Proustian decor of the high style Greek Revival Knapp House, the 20 houses featured in this book express the city's alternating moods of decadence and decorum. A superb addition to the library of the armchair traveller or interior decorator.

Keywords: SAVANNAH (GA.)_DESCRIPTION AND TRAVEL INTERIOR,