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Williamsburg: A Seasonal Sampler David M. Doody

Williamsburg: A Seasonal Sampler

David M. Doody

Published November 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780879351656
Hardcover
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Intriguing, full-color photographs by David M. Doody, photographic services manager at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, capture the special appeal of Williamsburg in every season of the year. Focusing on the cycle of the seasons, DoodyMoreIntriguing, full-color photographs by David M. Doody, photographic services manager at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, capture the special appeal of Williamsburg in every season of the year. Focusing on the cycle of the seasons, Doody photographed the glory of springtime blossoms and flowering trees, the agricultural tasks to be accomplished in the heat of a Tidewater summertime, the heightened pace that autumn brings, and the tranquility of soft, white, wintertime snows. Williamsburg: A Seasonal Sampler ends with the excitement of Christmas in the capital of colonial Virginia. The text is by historian Thad W. Tate, who wites that -the seasons of the year, with their many variations in climate and appearance of the landscape, have always played a significant, even indispensable, role in peoples lives. For colonial Virginians, the cycle of the seasons continued to shape much in their daily lives -their work, their recreation, and even their conduct of public affairs -around the differing conditions each season imposed. According to Tate, -The striking photographs that are the principal feature of this volume provide evidence that our forebears, too, had developed a keen appreciation of the ever-changing beauty of the seasons.