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  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art — Publications & Bookshop
    with hundreds of telling black and white photographs the book describes the historical and architectural significance of the ruins which range from majestic river estates to the former factories while capturing the flavor of a bygone era Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com Phantoms of the Hudson Valley The Glorious Estates of a Lost Era By Monica Randall A stunning architectural tour of 28 abandoned estates that loom as mysterious ruins along the Hudson River between New York City and Albany Many of the now faded mansions were designed by Stanford White the premier architect of New York s gilded age and were owned by such illustrious families as the Vanderbilts Astors and Whitneys The author s evocative sepia tinted photos capture the architectural splendor of these once luxurious homes as well as the ravages of time from the houses crumbling turrets and spires porticos columns gargoyles and weed choked courtyards and gazebos to their interior vaulted ceilings spacious ballrooms and huge empty libraries Paired with ghost stories and legends about the estates this book is a haunting reminder of a bygone era and lifestyle Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com The Hudson Valley Dutch and Their Houses By Harrison Meeske This is the first history of Dutch domestic architecture in the Hudson Valley in more than 60 years It in its second printing with minor revisions and a color cover Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com Great Houses of the Hudson River By Michael Middleton Dwyer Author Mark Rockefeller Contributor Take a journey up the Hudson River to see how some of the wealthiest families Roosevelts Vanderbilts Rockefellers and Astors created country retreats in the most spectacular of locations An introduction by architect and historian Michael Dwyer

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    the Environmental Media Services and a columnist Unfortunately this book is out of print but it can still be bought used Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com Hudson The Story of a River By Thomas Locker and Robert C Baron This book tells a fictionalized history through the anthromorphication of the Hudson River as a witness to its history The river and surrounding mountains are born in the beginning and then experience all of history from the coming of the Native American tribes to the rise of the present conservationist movement in response to large scale industry s reckless use of the river This book s intended audience is children ages six to ten Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com The Hudson An Illustrated Guide to the Living River By Stephen P Stanne Roger G Panetta Brian E Forist The Hudson River long home to human habitation has recently started to thrive again after years of pollution and disrespect by industry This book is a celebration of this resurgence and an advocate for the further improvement of this important and living river It was published in association with the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Inc an organization dedicated to the cleaning reviving and further improvement of the Hudson River It includes a guide to the Hudson s habitat and history introducing readers the the plants animals and people that have made the Hudson their home All of the authors are associated with the preservation movement of the Hudson river and proceeds from the sale of this book go to the further cleaning of the river as well as continued research and restoration of its delicate ecosystem Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com The Hudson River A Great American Treasure By Greg Miller photographer in association with Scenic Hudson Breathtakingly this portfolio of work showcases the Hudson River and its surrounding environs of majestic mountains sprawling estates scenic forests and all the other landscapes that occur in this unique region The book highlights the most popular destinations in a series of panoramas with representative images for each season The New York Daily News writes Here you have a pleasure trip between hard covers Greg Miller a photographer who specializes in landscapes has been a resident of the Hudson River Valley and has been published by and associated with various artistic and naturalist organizations some of his best work including four panoramas of the Moonda Viaduct are pictured here The Scenic Hudson is a non profit organization with the mission to protect the scenic beauty of the Hudson River Valley area Royalties from this book help support this important group Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com The Hudson America s River By Frances F Dunwell Frances F Dunwell updates Hudson River Highlands in this book The Hudson America s River which makes it extremely clear that this is a highly unique river that should be treasured and

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    hiker allowing them to experience some of New York State s most beautiful landscapes as well as experience historically and architecturally important areas The book s walks are described through thirty eight easy to read maps accompanied by descriptive and introductory text including history and natural highlights mileage and time allotments There are also thirty black and white photographs to illustrate these walks Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com The Hudson Valley A Cultural Guide By Alliance for the Arts edited by Benjamin Swett Published in celebration of Henry Hudson s first voyage on the river that bears his name 400 years ago The Hudson Valley A Cultural Guide is a celebration of the arts of the Hudson River area from Staten Island to Lake George The book features the well known cultural sites including museums and historic homes along with the lesser known treasures small gardens obscure architectural masterpieces local theater groups small loges and local musicians The book includes sixty color photographs to accompany its vast wealth of cultural opportunities available in this large region The Alliance for the Arts is a private advocacy organization that promotes the art of New York City and New York State through cultural guides and calendars Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com Hudson River Valley Moon Handbooks By Nikki Goth Itoi With must see lists and city maps this guide book is a good and inclusive book for the person interested in vising the Hudson River Valley This guidebook contains daytrips weekend trips tours geared to specific interests and thirty eight easy to use and detailed maps The book itself is graphically pleasing and easy to maneuver and the firsthand accounts of Nikki Goth Itoi are informative strategic and at times humorous This book is a good companion for a trip to this wonderful area Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com The Hudson Valley Book A Complete Guide By Evelyn Kanter The Hudson Valley Book A Complete Guide makes a good reference book for someone seeking to do research before traveling to the historic Hudson River Valley Organized by category of interest eg lodging food arts mansions shopping the book gives information on the major attractions the Hudson River Valley has to offer Evelyn Kanter who resides in Manhattan is a contributor to many guide books and other publications as well as a producer and reporter for CBS News Radio and ABC News Her love for the Hudson River Valley shows in this meticulously researched book Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com Insiders Guide to the Hudson River Valley By Sheila Buff Since the Hudson River Valley is steeped in history art culture and natural beauty it makes a great location to visit on holiday This guide provides all the information needed to experience the Hudson River Valley It includes details on antique and boutique shopping hiking and biking trails kayaking points festivals and events museums

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    end The text is accompanied by 322 illustrations This book despite a few omissions is the best text to understand the history of this style of architecture in America Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com Dutch Colonial Homes in America By Geoffrey Gross Susan Piatt and Roderic G Blackburn New York State and New Jersey were originally settled as Dutch Colonies thus they are home to some of the oldest Dutch homes in America This book takes a look at twenty eight of those historic homes built in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and is the most authoritative text on Dutch American homes to date It is illustrated with two hundred photographs that are beautifully created and are reminiscent of paintings by Dutch masters and seek to portray what life in these homes might have been like many years ago Geoffrey Gross is the author and photographer of this book who lives in New York his photography has been published in books and magazines dealing with the arts and home Susan Piatt is an interior designer and photo styler that has also been published in books and magazines dealing with the arts and crafts Roderick H Blackburn is an ethnologist who has written extensively about colonial Dutch history and life Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com Historic Houses of the Hudson Valley By Harold Donaldson Eberlein and Cortland Van Dyke Hubbard Historic Houses of the Hudson Valley is an update to Harold Donaldson Eberlein s earlier book The Manors and Historic Houses of the Hudson Valley Eberlein strongly felt that history is inextricably linked to places and thus it is extremely important to connect history to distinct locations This book written with Cortland Van Dyke Hubbard attempts to connect history with locales while at the same time describing the historic homes architecturally in order to convey their significance The book contains descriptions and enjoyable anecdotes along with two hundred images It is also one of the most authoritative texts on the homes of the Hudson River Valley Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com The Manors and Historic Homes of the Hudson Valley By Harold Donaldson Eberlein This book seeks to tell the rich history of the Hudson Valley through its architecture The book limits itself to the historic houses in New York State on the Hudson between New York City and Albany excluding Long Island and Staten Island The book additionally contains eighty one photographs taken mostly by the book s author Harold Donaldson Eberlein Eberlein was a prominent author who wrote about various topics focusing on art design and architecture Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com The Architecture of Country Houses By Andrew Jackson Downing Andrew Jackson Downing 1815 1852 prominent landscape architect and horticulturalist of the nineteenth century was also a prolific writer and promoter of the American Gothic Revival style and Picturesque style Despite this fact Downing was adept at creating

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    with magnificent views of the New Jersey Palisades This book includes photographs of the beautiful gardens of Wave Hill Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com Philipse Manor Hall At Yonkers New York The Site The Building And Its Occupants By Edward Hagaman Hall Philipse Manor Hall At Yonkers New York The Site The Building And Its Occupants documents the history of Philipse Manor Hall from the history of the location in its untouched natural state to the rise of the prominent Philipse Family and the founding of Yonkers by Frederick Philipse through the various users and changing of hands of the manor till the point at which it was set aside to be preserved as a landmark in 1901 The manor was restored from 1911 to 1912 back to its colonial appearance when this history of the manor was published The book contains 14 black and white plates of the manor and other portraits and pieces associated with it Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com Mohonk Mountain House and Preserve By Robi Josephson Lake Mohonk meaning lake in the sky in a Native American language has attracted people since the beginning of history with its crystal blue waters and fresh air In 1869 Albert and Alfred Smiley twin brothers established the Mohonk Mountain House with the help of their half brother Daniel Smiley as a resort with a 251 room hotel set on numerous acres of gardens nature preserve and other amenities including an indoor spa and pool and an outdoor skating rink for the winter Today the Mohonk House is still owned and run by descendants of the Smiley family and attracts visitors seeking respite in the mountain wilderness of the Shawkangunk Ridge in Ulster County near New Paltz Robi Josephson writes a history of the resort illustrated by 220 images collected by the Mohonk Mountain House and Preserve and the surrounding community Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com Bannerman Castle By Thom Johnson and Barbara H Gottlock This book is a history of Bannerman Castle an enigmatic structure built on Pollepel Island renamed Bannerman Island in the Hudson River near Cornwall on Hudson The island was purchased in 1900 by Francis Bannerman VI to be used as a storage facility for ammunition Bannerman built an arsenal for the safe storage of his goods but due to a series of explosions and fires his castle lays in ruins today Thom Johnson and Barbara Gottlock give a thorough history of the distinctive landmark in this book Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com Frederic Church s Olana Architecture and Landscape As Art By James Anthony Ryan The home of Frederic Edwin Church 1826 1900 a central figure in the Hudson River Valley School was built between 1870 and 1891 Named Olana after an ancient Persian fortress Church s home is a testament to his creative vision and was inspired by his trips to Europe and

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    and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D C for which this catalog was published Known for his use of light and the atmospheric qualities of his paintings Gifford became a well known and loved artist of the Hudson river School The book opens with four essays on Gifford explaining different aspects of his painting career and then follows with detailed descriptions of his paintings The book is illuminated by 237 illustrations 81 of which are in full color Avery is an associate curator of the Department of American Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has written books on other Hudson River School artists Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com George Inness Writings and Reflections on Art and Philosophy By George Inness Writings by George Inness 1825 1894 one of the Hudson River School s most famous painters were collected and published in this singular volume of work for the first time This work reveals Inness s growing discontent with aspects of then current American religious and social thought The book includes twelve color illustrations ten black and white illustrations and an introduction by Inness biographer Adrienne Baxter Bell Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com George Inness and the Science of Landscape By Rachael Ziady DeLue Interested in the mystery of nature as opposed to recording the exact details George Inness 1825 1894 has become one of the more well known and more perplexing members of the Hudson River School of painting This book looks at his interest in mathematics psychology optics and physiology to show how these scientific fields influenced his painting Author and critic Alexander Nemerov writes DeLue makes a strong case that Inness was a metaphysician that he aimed to produce a science of the soul in his paintings that he scumbled fogged and scribbled his images into something approximating spiritual sight Her forceful argument will renew interest in this painter and add to debates about methodology within American Art The point of this book is to show Inness s work and make known his scientific and mystical approach to painting It does this while being lavishly illustrated with reproductions of Inness s work Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com George Inness and the Visionary Landscape By Adrienne Baxter Bell George Inness 1825 1894 was an inventive painter of the Hudson River School This book provides an overview of his life and also reveals the philosophical and religious themes communicated in his paintings These works are infused with his interest in metaphysics and philosophy inspired by Emanuel Swedenborg 1688 1772 and William James 1842 1910 and suggests the interconnectivity of nature and spirit This book stresses the spirituality and philosophy behind the art strongly as opposed to the actual history of the artist Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com Kindred Spirits Asher B Durand and the American Landscape By Linda Ferber After Thomas Cole Asher B Durand 1796

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    Paintings from the Manoogian Collection is a companion book to the 2004 exhibition of images from the collection of Richard and Jane Manoogian at the Vero Beach Museum of Art in South Florida The name of the catalog and exhibition A Wilder Image Bright comes from poet William Cullen Bryant s sonnet to Hudson River School painter and leader Thomas Cole The last couplet goes as follows Gaze on them till the tears shall dim thy sight But keep that earlier wilder image bright As Cole set sail for Europe Bryant was reminding him to stay true to the infinite possibilites of America s wilderness and spirit The book contains images by over twenty artists including paintings by Henry Inman Jasper Cropsey Frederic E Church George Inness Sanford Gifford Martin Johnson Heade Albert Bierstadt William Stanley Haseltine and Thomas Moran Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com This Tranquil Land Hudson River Paintings from the Hersen Collection By William Kloss Released in association with an exhibition at the Frye Museum of Seattle This Tranquil Land is a catalog of the exhibited private collection of the Hersen family Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com The Hudson River School By Louise Minks Louise Minks describes the Hudson River School in this smaller sized book focusing only on twenty five artists central to the movement Despite its lack of depth the book gives a good history and overview of the Hudson River School from its formative stages through its maturity and decline The book contains 80 color plates that convey the breathtaking landscapes of the Hudson River School artists Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com Hudson River School Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art By Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser Amy Ellis and Maureen Miesmer Published in association with the Wadsworth Antheneum Museum of Art Hudson River School Masterworks features fifty seven prominent artists of the movement The book showcases the museum s fine and expansive collection of paintings that have been collected since its founding in 1844 by Daniel Wadsworth who maintained a life long friendship with painter Thomas Cole This collection of images is reproduced fully in color with descriptions for each image and artists biographies for more information Click for more information or to purchase on Amazon com Different Views in Hudson River School Painting By Judith O Toole and Arnold Skolnick This collection reflects the period of American landscape painting between 1825 and 1875 The text narrates the history and movement of the art of this period and also attempts to explain the various meanings artistic historical and spiritual of the accompanying images John Paul Driscoll writes in his preface that In O Toole s exhibition and thoughtful text we gain a special insight inherent in the era and imagery of our first native style of art The book includes over 100 images of various paintings that were exhibited alongisde the publishing of this book at the Westmoreland

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    the ICAA Today Classicist Blog E Announcements Twitter Facebook RSS Feed Membership Chapters Chicago Midwest Chapter News Please visit the Chicago Midwest Chapter Web site to learn more about the Chapter and upcoming local events Contact Us Christopher Derrick Chapter President E mail info classicistchicago org Visit our website 20 west 44th street New York NY 10036 tel 212 730 9646 fax 212 730 9649 Credits We offer unique and

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