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Brandywine : an intimate portrait

Author: W Barksdale Maynard
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2015.
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Richly illustrated with seldom-seen historical photographs, paintings, and drawings, The Brandywine: An Intimate Portrait is the first book to trace the history and culture of the Brandywine Valley from colonial times to today.
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Maynard, W. Barksdale, (William Barksdale).
Brandywine : an intimate portrait.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2015
viii, 253 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W Barksdale Maynard
ISBN: 9780812290738 0812290739 0812246772 9780812246773
OCLC Number: 891846666
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface: American Arcadia; The Brandywine Paradox; That Lyrical Name; Daydreams of Englishness; Beauty Changed into Currency; Chapter 1: Fish Creek in New Sweden; De Vries at the Rocks; The Dominion of Fort Christina; Chapter 2: Pride of Penn's Woods; Brave Brick Houses; Glazed Headers, Pent Eaves; At Old Swedes Church; A New Town Rises; Two Stargazers; Chapter 3: A River Red with Blood; Bayonets Bright as Silver; A Most Infernal Fire; Almost Cut to Pieces; Long Live Lafayette!; Turning up Bones; A Tour of Battle Hill; On Holy Ground. Chapter 4: "Rushing Water and Buzzing Wheels"The Genius of Oliver Evans; A Fine Range of Mills; Arts and Sciences; Watermarks; Truly Romantic Spot; Picnics and Promenades; Paper Mills at Rockland; Chapter 5: Thunderous Age of Black Powder; Powder-Making at Eleutherian Mills; The Seat of Industry and Beauty; Powder Yard, Garden, and Deer Park; The Dashing of the Torrent; Westward Ho!; Chapter 6: Industry and War; The Sage of Cedarcroft; And the War Came; Valley in War time; Money No Object; Chapter 7: River of Nature; Quaker Horticulturists; Mergansers on the Milldam; Blue Rocks; Green Rocks. Riparian PhenomenaCamping Out; The Orchards; The Mills Go Silent; Pollution and Preservation; With the Coming of Sprawl; Chapter 8: Literary Pastoral; River of America; A Vision of Pastoral Loveliness; Horrible, Shrieking, Bloody Plots; Awful Grandeur; This Historic Ground; Old Days and Old Ways; Eccentric Earl of Ellerslie; Chapter 9: "Painters of True American Art"; En Plein Air; With Camera and Brush; Young Artists at Turner's Mill; Genius of The Homestead; All Stirred Up About the Landscape; From Chris to Andrew; Catching the Heart of America; Brief Encounter. Appendix: Bridges of the BrandywineNotes; Bibliography; Index; Acknowledgments; Illustration Credits.
Responsibility: W. Barksdale Maynard.
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"A refreshing take on Delaware's most famous river-much like the waters that flow through it. With this groundbreaking book, Maynard has made a valuable contribution to telling our history."-Jack A. Read more...

 
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