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STORIES in STONE NEW YORK WRITTEN and PHOTOGRAPHED BY DOUGLAS KEISTER
HERE IS A GUIDE for those who call the New York City area home and for those who live vicariously through and have studied the lives of the residents of its beautiful cemeteries. In fascinating stories and images, Douglas Keister provides GPS coordinates for most gravesites and discusses cemetery symbols, funerary architecture, secret societies and clubs, people, and even their dogs.
DOUGLAS KEISTER is based in Chico, California, and has authored more than thirty-five critically acclaimed books. He also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to dozens of magazines, newspapers, books, calendars, posters, and greeting cards worldwide. His wealth of books on architecture has earned him the title, "America's most noted photographer of historic architecture." His book on cemetery symbolism, Stories in the Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism, has garnered a number of glowing reviews. Sunset magazine said, “Keister has done for cemetery exploration what Audubon did for birding.” Keister has also authored additional cemetery guides titled Forever Dixie and Forever L.A. You can visit him on the web at www.douglaskeister.com.
COME ALONG ON A JOURNEY through time and history that includes GPS coordinates and a comprehensive guide to the cemeteries of the five boroughs of New York City and southern Westchester County.
THE BIG FOUR• Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn • Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx • Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla • Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow
MANHATTAN CHURCHYARDS & RESTING PLACES• The Holy Trinitys • St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery • St. Patrick’s Cathedral Crypts • Grant’s Tomb
HUMANE REMAINS• Hartsdale Pet Cemetery, Hartsdale
ETERNAL EXCURSIONS• Calvary Cemetery, Woodside • Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn • Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale • Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne • Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island • St. Raymond’s Old and New Cemeteries, Schuylerville
The author is interested primarily in the people memorialized and ignores the stonemakers' art. The art is what draws most people to the stones. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Steven Simons
To view any book by Douglas Keister is to fall in love. If we were inclined to attempt to imitate his work, we'd be doomed to failure. Read morePublished on January 15, 2012 by Crabby Abby
Another wonderful Douglas Keister book on cemeteries. I have them all and couldn't imagine being without them. About as informative as one will ever find or want to have. Read morePublished on December 14, 2011 by So. Calif book reader