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"New Gardens Are Ever Appearing": Loutrel Briggs and the Charleston Horticultural Tradition

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From the College of Charleston's Special Collections Department comes "New Gardens Are Ever Appearing," a digital exhibit focused on the work of Loutrel Winslow Briggs (1893-1977), a landscape architect who spent four influential decades of his career in the city of Charleston. In its introduction, the exhibit notes that Briggs is best known for "his contributions to the design of Charleston's small town gardens, most of which were commissioned by private citizens of means," and also points out that the architect's influence extended "well beyond the private gardens enjoyed by Charleston's elite." Incorporating numerous archival documents, such as plat maps and architectural sketches sourced from a variety of cultural heritage institutions, this exhibit highlights the history of Charleston's gardens and landscapes and showcases how Briggs' work evolved within this context. Readers can navigate through the exhibit via the menu on the left or by clicking the arrows on either side of each exhibit page. For those interested in viewing a particular document in greater detail, clicking the image brings up an up-close view. This exhibit was curated by Mary Jo Fairchild, the special collections manager of research services, with assistance from Annika Liger.
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Date of Scout Publication 2019-10-11
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2019/1011

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