Tuscaloosa: CKM Press, 1993.
Hardcover. Signed and inscribed by Chip Cooper and Harry Knopke in ink to half-title and title page. 12 1/4" X 11". 192pp. Mild wear to price-clipped dust jacket with rubbing and creasing to covers, corners, and edges. Red paper over boards with spine lettered in gilt. Light rubbing to corners of boards. Pages are bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
SILENT IN THE LAND is a unique depiction of major styles & periods of Southern architecture. It is an architectural & historical guide from dogtrots to palladian mansions with photos by Chip Cooper & essays by Harry Knopke & Robert Gamble. Its visual & written images provide impressionistic comments on the 19th century southern landscape viewed through the prism of time. SILENT IN THE LAND features 60 houses with more than 150 full, four color photographs, capturing each house as it resides in its setting. Essays accompanying the photos provide insight through interviews with descendants, owners, or neighbors of each house. A descriptive black & white pictorial appendix provides archival research. This is a book with an urgent message: there are elegant homes, lovingly maintained, some painstakingly restored; there are wasting structures that face slow disintegration through neglect & indifference. SILENT IN THE LAND bridges both worlds, showing the grandeur of one & the fragility of the other. It inspires a vivid call to action for preserving a proud architectural heritage.(Publisher). Very good / very good. Item #8620