Truly a book that will captivate newcomers and renew the appreciation of longtime residents, this breathtaking photographic exploration showcases the fullness of the state's regional diversity, natural beauty, and human creativity. Two hundred color photographs record South Carolina's people and places, architecture and terrain, flora and fauna, past and progress. With a remarkable ability to capture the splendor and spirit of the land and its inhabitants, Robert C. Clark's photographs and Tom Poland's text craft a work of artistry and magnificence. A foreword by South Carolina historian Walter Edgar complements the photographs.
From the forests and white-water rivers of the mountains to the cypress swamps of the coastal plain, South Carolina's natural wonders shine forth. The state's diverse geography and wealth of rivers, lakes, streams, and marshes are depicted along with such sights as an early Upstate snowfall, vibrantly colored wildflowers, a live oak tunnel near Edisto Island, and cypress needles on a Carolina bay.
South Carolina artisans and performers are featured, as are cityscapes, the technological achievements of the state's industries, and its numerous recreational opportunities. The volume includes historic landmarks such as the State House, Midleton Place, Wilcox Inn, and the slave tenement at the Aiken-Rhett House, and less prominent structuresgristmills, farmhouses, general stores, and the state's last covered bridge. The photographs show people enjoying music and cultural events; re-creating the Revolutionary and Civil War; casting, crabbing, and shrimping along the coast; and hot air ballooning.
|Publisher:||University of South Carolina Press|
|Product dimensions:||10.20(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Robert C. Clark's work has appeared in National Geographic books, Newsweek, Smithsonian, photographic awards annuals such as Print and Communication Arts, and magazines too numerous to list. He has collaborated on three previous USC Press books with Tom Poland--South Carolina: A Timeless Journey, South Carolina: The Natural Heritage, and Reflections of South Carolina, and one, University of South Carolina: A Portrait, with Chris Horn.
Tom Poland writes columns for newspapers and journals in Georgia and South Carolina about the South and its people, traditions, lifestyle, and culture. In addition Poland has coauthored Save the Last Dance for Me: A Love Story of the Shag and the Society of Southern Stranders, also published by USC Press. Poland lives in Columbia.
Walter Edgar is the Claude Henry Neuffer Professor of Southern Studies, George Washington Distinguished Professor of History, and director of the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina. His numerous works on the Palmetto State include the highly acclaimed print edition of South Carolina: A History as well as South Carolina in the Modern Age and The South Carolina Encyclopedia.
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