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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press (1 Oct. 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807115703
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807115701
  • Product Dimensions: 36.3 x 26.2 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,890,365 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Shows a variety of old Virginia mansions and briefly discusses the history of each home.

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On land acquired by Adam Thoroughgood in 1635 stands one of Virginia's oldest homes, built by either Thoroughgood's son or his grandson in the 1680s. Read the first page
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By A Customer on 17 Jun. 1997
Format: Hardcover
In my opinion this coffee table book is the one by which all others should be judged. Gleason is one fine professional photographer who needs to expand into yet more regions on this same subject of old plantation homes.
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Thumbs Up 22 Nov. 2005
By Washington DC Guy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I would recommend this book if you're looking for something with great pictures and a brief narrative. The photos were good in that they weren't all taken in the summer, as in most books of this type. It was nice to see these historic homes in the spring bloom, fall colors and winter white-scape. Of course the summer shots were also beautiful. A good book for your own or for a gift.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The book is almost as beautiful as the homes! 25 Mar. 2009
By Amy W. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you love to travel, but can't always hop in the car or on a plane to do so, and especially if you love to travel to historical locations like I do - then you're going to LOVE this book. The photos in the book are just like standing there right in front of the homes. I live in Virginia and have seen several of these homes in person, so I can say that with honesty! If there was anything negative to say about the book, that would be that there's not enough interior pictures, and I'd love a little more about the history of each home. This is a great book though - a great way to "armchair" travel. It's a little on the large size, (it's wide, not tall) so it probably won't fit in a bookshelf unless you have real deep shelves. Would make for a great coffeetable book! Sit back and enjoy the tour of these beautiful old homes.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Trememdous book by a tremendous photographer 17 Jun. 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
In my opinion this coffee table book is the one by which all others should be judged. Gleason is one fine professional photographer who needs to expand into yet more regions on this same subject of old plantation homes
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Somewhat disappointing 26 April 2010
By Iris March - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I like the book, but I am glad that I bought a used copy (cheaper) through the Amazon listed sellers. I thought that some of the photos should have been taken from a different view to get the best photo. Also, some of the photos have no comments about them, and for a couple I was not sure to which house they applied, or what room, or house location. My book did not come with a dust cover in case the info was there, but it would have been nice to know in the first pages the name of the house on the cover, without having to wait to find it.

To some it up, nice book, but but a good used version.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Comprehensive photolog of Virginia prodigy houses 9 Feb. 2013
By Jon L. Albee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
There are many books out there dedicated to plantations in Virginia. This one stands out for two specific reasons.

First, the catalog is wonderfully comprehensive. The author has done a fine job bringing almost all of the well-known landmarks to this volume. Second, the book contains some really amazing aerial photographs of the sites that we don't usually see, many of which are full page.

I would definitely consider this book more of the "coffee table" variety than a work of architectural history. It's a big book intended for leisurely browsing.
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