Item #17138 The Philadelphia Country House: Architecture and Landscape in Colonial America. Mark Reinberger, Elizabeth McClean.

An Exquisite Glimpse into Colonial Philadelphia Architecture with Important Provenance

The Philadelphia Country House: Architecture and Landscape in Colonial America

Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. 1st Edition. Quarto. Fine / Fine. Item #17138

AN exquisite copy. from the personal library of world-renowned Architectural Historian and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation leader, Edward Chappell, with his signature.

Chappell made Williamsburg, Virginia his home since 1980 when he was hired to rebuild and direct the Architectural Research Department at Colonial Williamsburg. He retired in 2016, by then holder of an endowed chair, the Shirley and Richard Roberts Director of Architectural and Archaeological Research. His education and early work experience were preparation for this career appointment and for a wide variety of special projects in Virginia, Annapolis, Charleston, Jamaica, Bermuda, Antigua, and elsewhere. Taken together, they earned his reputation as a leading preservationist and historian of early Atlantic-world architecture.

Square tight binding. Clean interior.

A gorgeous volume on the insight into European architectural influences on the the spirit of Philadelphia architecture.

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