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Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter Architectural Tour (May 17, 2013) Rick Dorrance, Chief of Resource Management, is a materials specialist with a BA in art history and an MA in landscape architecture. He has over 20 years with the National Parks Service, including work at the Presidio of San Francisco, and Fort Hancock, which guarded the entrance to […]
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Mepkin Abbey

Mepkin Abbey Picnic & Tour (April 28, 2013) The Mepkin Abbey is on the Cooper River about one hour north of Charleston. Although this monastery was established in 1949, the monks live according to the tradition of monastic life established by St. Benedict in the 5th century. The buildings may be 20th century, but their […]
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Buffy’s “Hush” & Suprematism

  Buffy’s “Hush” & Suprematism Just before I lectured on Suprematism in the Art History survey course yesterday, a facebook post reminded me of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, “Hush.” During the lecture, I realized that Joss Whedon and Kasimir Malevich have similar ideas of how to communicate pure feeling. I’m not sure I […]
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Drayton Hall

During spring break, a small group of College of Charleston architectural history students toured Drayton Hall. Peggy, our tour guide (pictured in blue), prepared a tour for us that specialized in its Palladian, Georgian, and Adamesque features.  Drayton Hall has nearly cubic proportions and Palladian porches, but house has lost the original flanking buildings and connecting colonnade. […]
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