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Gardens of the Hudson Valley Hardcover – October 19, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: The Monacelli Press; 1st Printing edition (October 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580932770
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580932776
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 10.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #694,752 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for GARDENS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY:
 
“The region that inspired a legendary school of landscape painting has been fertile ground for green-thumbed talents too.  Gardens of the Hudson Valley features more than two dozen designs – some present-day (Amy Goldman’s handsome vegetable patch), others a century old (the Vanderbilt estate’s Italianate loggia).  An index highlights 14 gardens open to the public.” – Elle Décor
 
“Verdant greenery abounds in Gardens of the Hudson Valley, a new photographic portrait of the region's lush private landscapes. The luxurious volume chronicles 25 gardens chosen to give "a sense of place and convey the romance of the landscape" abutting the majestic Hudson River in New York state. Photographers Steve Gross and Susan Daley selected gardens from Yonkers up the river to the town of Hudson, including famous formal estate gardens like Kykuit, Boscobel, the Vanderbilt Mansion, and Olana, along with smaller, more naturalistic plots that combine sweeping views and lush plantings. Each of the gardens tells a story about the people who made them, and collectively they evoke "the grace and grandeur of the Hudson River landscape" underscoring the central role the Hudson Valley played in the birth of an American garden tradition.” – Luxist.com
 
“Each of the gardens in this book – some public, some private – tells a story about the people who made them…The gardens along the banks of the Hudson have a special character.  Here are 25 gardens, from Yonkers to Hudson, including famous estate gardens (Kykuit, Boscobel, the Vanderbilt Mansion, and Olana, all open to the public) and private gardens that combine sweeping views and lush plantings.  This is the perfect holiday gift for the green thumb on your list.  Buy it now, read it, and wrap it later!” – Hudson Valley News

About the Author

Photographers Susan Daley and Steve Gross have collaborated on a number of books focusing on historic houses and landscapes including Creole Houses: Traditional Homes of Old Louisiana, Old Florida: Florida’s Magnificent Homes, Gardens, and Vintage Attractions, Catskill Country Style, and Time Wearing Out Memory: Schonarie County.
 
Susan Lowry and Nancy Berner are the authors of Garden Guide New York City.
 
Gregory Long, President of the New York Botanical Garden, is the author of Historic Houses of the Hudson Valley.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Diane, genre fiction & wordplay lover on September 14, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Good points:
1) Many beautiful photos of gardens in a variety of styles [and seasons], including some truly awesome photos that are the perfect combination of the gardener's (and God's!) plans and care + the photographer's eye for presenting the composition of colors, textures, and depth.
2) Interesting texts that trace the development (and in some cases, the decline & restoration/ redevelopment) of each property over the centuries, decades, or even just a handful of years (It's amazing how much some "newcomers" have accomplished!), with helpful reminders re. the major figures involved in their landscape [& architectural] design/construction, in case you skipped the intro and jumped right to one particular profile.
3) A list in the back of "Gardens Open to the Public", with snail mail contact addresses and websites.
Less-good points:
1) In many of the texts, features of the given gardens were mentioned that were NOT shown in any of their accompanying photos (e.g., "over 100 varieties of roses" -- NONE shown, or, a tower that provides an overall view of the garden's geometry -- neither the tower nor its perspective shown), while there might be two (or three) pix of one other section from different perspectives, which leads readers to flip back and forth to make sure that they didn't overlook "X" and that it truly is not shown on a subsequent page. In some cases, that's probably a logistical issue: the photographer couldn't always visit one garden in spring AND fall to catch two different plants/sections at their peak, but ... when it come to presumably year-round features, it just seems foolish.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Hortus on November 20, 2010
Format: Hardcover
A fresh look at our national treasure, Gardens of the Hudson Valley is a breathtaking tour of some of America's finest gardens. Gross and Daley's photography renders this legendary region reachable from any armchair. Berner's text lends solid support to this outstanding book.
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beautifully photographed with informative copy...Great variety of gardens, both private and public covering a good range of the Hudson valley.
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