Clyde Wilson edits and introduces Garden of the Beaux Arts, the first volume of Chronicles of the South, a collection of articles from Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. Published in Rockford, Illinois, Chronicles has nevertheless been home to some of the best writing on the South over the last quarter of a century. Volume One features contributions by Southern novelists and poets, including Donald Davidson, Madison Smartt Bell, Fred Chappell, and Walker Percy; scholars such as M.E. Bradford, Ward Allen, Russell Kirk, J.O. Tate, Grady McWhiney, Tom Landess, Mark Royden Winchell, and Donald Livingston; and politicians and commentators, including U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, syndicated columnist William Murchison, and Chronicles editors Aaron D. Wolf, Clyde Wilson, and Thomas Fleming.