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The Architecture of William Nichols
Building the Antebellum South in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi

By Paul Hardin Kapp
With Todd Sanders

Foreword by William Seale

352 pages (approx.), 7 x 10 inches, 232 b&w illustrations, 1 map, foreword, chronology, bibliography, index

9781628461381 Printed casebinding $60.00S

Printed casebinding, $60.00

A RESTORATION OF THE LEGACY OF ONE OF THE SOUTH'S MOST PROLIFIC AND INFLUENTIAL ARCHITECTS BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR

The Architecture of William Nichols is the first comprehensive biography and monograph of a significant yet overlooked architect in the American South. William Nichols designed three major university campuses--the University of North Carolina, the University of Alabama, and the University of Mississippi. He also designed the first state capitols of North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi. Nichols's architecture profoundly influenced the built landscape of the South but due to fire, neglect, and demolition, much of his work was lost and history has nearly forgotten his tremendous legacy.

In his research onsite and through archives in North Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi, Paul Hardin Kapp has produced a narrative of the life and times of William Nichols that weaves together the elegant work of this architect with the aspirations and challenges of the antebellum South. It is richly illustrated with over two hundred archival photographs and drawings from the Historic American Building Survey.

Paul Hardin Kapp, Urbana, Illinois, is director of the Historic Preservation Program and associate professor of architecture at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is coeditor of SynergiCity: Reinventing the Postindustrial City. From 2002 until 2008, he was the historical architect and campus historic preservation manager for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Todd Sanders, Jackson, Mississippi, works in the Historic Preservation Division of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. He is the author of Jackson's North State Street.

352 pages (approx.), 7 x 10 inches, 232 b&w illustrations, 1 map, foreword, chronology, bibliography, index