A Story of Landscape and American Identity
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Albemarle by Avery Chenoweth
Book DescriptionIn Albemarle, photographer Robert Llewellyn and writer Avery Chenoweth explore how the landscape of Albemarle County, where the Virginia piedmont meets the Blue Ridge Mountains, and its people have helped create an American sense of identity. Complemented by Llewellyn's luxurious color photography, the narrative rolls back 15,000 years to the first signs of human habitation, continues through the Colonial period, and arrives in the modern era. The story traces the evolving culture of landscape as it has been played out in the lives of historic figures, from the Monacans to the Moderns, Thomas Jefferson to Lady Bird Johnson, Edgar Allan Poe to Teddy Roosevelt. With a sweeping view of aesthetics, spirituality, religion, and history, the book itself is a work of art, essential reading, and viewing, for anyone who has lived in, or been inspired by, the landscape of Albemarle County.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780974270708
(319mm x 260mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Albemarle Books
Publisher: Albemarle Books
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Avery Chenoweth
Empires in the Forest, Hardback (October 2006)» View all books by Avery Chenoweth
A work of photography and prose that traces the ways in which American culture grew out of the conflict that characterized the first contact between Native Americans and Europeans. This work depicts a landscape synonymous with American history, from its tumultuous beginning.
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Author Biography - Avery Chenoweth
Avery Chenoweth is a Charlottesville writer whose work has appeared in Harper's, Spy, Lingua Franca, and the New York Times, His novel-in-stories, Wingtips, was short-listed for the Library of Virginia Fiction Prize and nominated for the Sue Kaufman prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Robert Llewellyn has more than 30 books of photography to his credit, including Upland Virginia, The Academical Village, and Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown; America's Historic Triangle. His book, Washington, the Capital, was an official diplomatic gift of the White House and the State Department.
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