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查尔斯顿幻想:圣城的小房子和大梦想-Charleston Fancy: Little Houses and Big Dreams in the Holy City

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标题(title):Charleston Fancy: Little Houses and Big Dreams in the Holy City
查尔斯顿幻想:圣城的小房子和大梦想
作者(author):Witold Rybczynski
出版社(publisher):Yale University Press
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A captivating chronicle of building in modern-day Charleston, making a case for architecture based on historical precedent, local context, and the ability to delight

Charleston, South Carolina, which boasts America’s first historic district, is known for its palmetto-lined streets and picturesque houses. The Holy City, named for its profusion of churches, exudes an irresistible charm. Award-winning author and cultural critic Witold Rybczynski unfolds a series of stories about a group of youthful architects, builders, and developers based in Charleston: a self-taught home builder, an Air Force pilot, a fledgling architect, and a bluegrass mandolin player.

Beginning in the 1980s, this cast of characters, exercising a kind of amateur mastery, produced an eclectic array of buildings inspired by the past—including a domed Byzantine drawing room, a fanciful medieval castle, a restored freedman’s cottage, a miniature Palladian villa, and a contemporary Mediterranean street. In his careful profiles of these protagonists and the challenges they have overcome in realizing their dreams, Rybczynski compellingly emphasizes the importance of architecture and urban design on a local level, how an old city can remake itself by invention as well as replication, and the role that individuals still play in transforming the urban landscapes around them.
Table of contents :
Introduction
ONE    George’s House
TWO    Tully and Charles
THREE    The Unholy City
FOUR    Loving Charleston
FIVE    Palladio and Polystyrene
SIX    Turrets and Domes
SEVEN    Andrew’s World
EIGHT    The Education of a Developer
NINE    New Urbanism in Old Charleston
TEN    Townscapes
ELEVEN    The Monopoly Game
TWELVE    Reid’s Dream
THIRTEEN    Urban Ergonomics
FOURTEEN    Building Catfiddle
FIFTEEN    Keeping Charleston
Notes on Sources
Acknowledgments
Illustration Credits
Index
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