The Palmetto and Its South Carolina Home
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With its fanlike evergreen fronds, soft trunk, and strong root system, the palmetto is a wind-adapted palm that can bend with strong sea breezes without breaking or being uprooted. Emblematic of survival against opposition, the palmetto tree has captured the imaginations of South Carolinians for generations, appearing on the state seal since the American Revolution and on the state flag since 1861. The palmetto was named South Carolina's official state tree by Governor Burnet R. Maybank in 1939, and in 1974 Governor John C. West commissioned acclaimed South Carolina artist Jim Harrison to paint the official palmetto tree portrait for the State of South Carolina, an image that adorns the State House to this day. The Palmetto and Its South Carolina Home showcases the timeless, natural beauty of the state tree in marshland and coastal landscapes in the popular Harrison style.

Appearing on glassware, stationery, jewelry, and many other decorative and functional objects, the palmetto tree is an omnipresent symbol in South Carolina culture. For Harrison, the palmetto remains foremost an icon of the wondrous Carolina coastal habitats. Sweeping images of the coast have been part of Harrison's art since the beginning of his career, and he continues to illustrate his love of the South Carolina coast by capturing the beauty of the state tree amid the many stunning and enchanting scenes included here.

The Palmetto and Its South Carolina Home also explores the historical background of the tree and its many ties to South Carolina's heritage as a symbol of strength and beauty worthy of this artistic celebration.


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Date de parution 19 février 2013
Nombre de lectures 2
EAN13 9781611171952
Langue English

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The Palmetto
and Its South Carolina Home
Jim Harrison

The University of South Carolina Press
© 2012 University of South Carolina
Cloth edition published by the University of South Carolina Press, 2012 Ebook edition published in Columbia, South Carolina, by the University of South Carolina Press, 2013
www.sc.edu/uscpress
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The Library of Congress has cataloged the cloth edition as follows:
Harrison, Jim, 1936–
The palmetto and its South Carolina home / Jim Harrison.
p. cm.
ISBN 978-1-61117-049-8 (cloth : alk. paper)
1. Harrison, Jim, 1936– Themes, motives. 2. Cabbage palmetto in art. 3. South Carolina In art. 1. Title.
ND237.H335A4 2011
759.13 dc23 2011031530
Frontis: detail from The Palmettos
ISBN 978-1-61117-195-2 (ebook)
A special thank you to Margaret and Deidre, who patiently prodded, pushed, pulled, and helped get this book over the finish line
Contents
List of Illustrations
About the Artist
Deidre Martin
The Palmetto: An Essay
The Paintings
South Carolina's Fascination with the Palmetto Tree
Illustrations
Figures
Photograph of Jim Harrison
Palmetto Tree Commission Letter
Photograph of Gov. John C. West and Jim Harrison
Governor's Order of the Palmetto Letter
Photograph of Gov. Mark Sanford and Jim Harrison
The State Flag of South Carolina
The Great Seal of South Carolina
The South Carolina Quarter
The University of South Carolina Logo
Plates
Three Palmettos in the Sand
Big Palmetto
Palmettos in Marsh
Beach and Palmettos
Dark Day on the Marsh
Stormy Palmetto
Palmetto Sunrise
Marsh
Marsh Creek
Palmetto and Sunrise
Orange and Brown Sunset
Palmetto Sunset
Palmetto Trees
Palmett

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