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Architecture of Middle Georgia: The Oconee Area

Linley, John

Published by University of Georgia Press, (1972), Athens, 1972
ISBN 10: 0820302953 / ISBN 13: 9780820302959
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Title: Architecture of Middle Georgia: The Oconee ...

Publisher: University of Georgia Press, (1972), Athens

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Edition: 1st Edition


194 pages. Illustrated with nearly three hundred photographs and a number of floor plans. Maps. Inscribed to individuals by the author and signed, "John Linley, Dec. 2, 1972". Dust jacket protected in a new mylar sleeve, not price clipped. Dust jacket has slight yellowing along edges and a 1/8" chip top of the spine. Many superb examples of Antebellum, Federal, Greek Revival, Victorian, and post-Victorian architecture located in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, and Hancock, Jasper, johnson, Putnam, Washington, and Wilkinson Counties. Book is solid, tight, square, no marks. A scarce copy inscribed by the author. First edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000991

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The middle Georgia area?including Baldwin, Hancock, Jasper, Johnson, Putnam, Washington, and Wilkinson Counties?is a vast living museum of classic southern architecture. First published in 1972, this sweeping survey remains one of the best books on the topic, covering primitive, Gothic, Greek Revival, and Victorian styles, and beyond.

John Linley?s descriptions of the diverse structures of the Oconee area are illustrated with more than three hundred photographs and representative floor plans. Fine architecture, as Linley shows, is greatly influenced by climate and geography, by the natural resources of the region, and by history, custom, and tradition. He considers these major factors along with such individual features as green spaces?gardens and parks?and town and city plans, viewing the architecture in relation to the whole environment.

The architecture is discussed in chronological order by style and is related to the surrounding country, with each of the seven Oconee area counties presented historically and in terms of its own resources. Touring maps of the counties and the principal towns locate all structures and points of interest mentioned in the text.

About the Author: John Linley was a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Georgia from 1963 to 1986. He is also the author of T he Georgia Catalog: Historic American Buildings Survey (Georgia).

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