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The Hudson River School: Nature and the AmericanVision Hardcover – October 6, 2009
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The glorious landscape paintings of the Hudson River Valley—and beyond—which forged America’s first artistic movement.
“In the first half of the 19th century, a group of painters working in New York City developed a distinctly American vision of the landscape. Their powerful interpretations of American scenery, which came to be known as the Hudson River School, ‘tell the story of how landscape imagery can shape both national and cultural identity,’ The book showcases more than a hundred of these images, many in full-page reproduction that convey the original paintings’ monumental scale…” ~Luxist.com
“…The paintings show how American artists embodied powerful ideas about nature, culture and history—including a belief that a special providence was manifest to Americans in the continent’s sublime landscape.” ~NewYorkHistoryBlog.com
About the Author
The New-York Historical Society, a preeminent research and education institution, is home to both New York City’s oldest museum and one of the nation’s most distinguished independent research libraries. Founded in 1804, its holdings cover four centuries of American history.
Dr. Linda S. Ferber is the museum director at the New-York Historical Society.
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The format of this book called for "Italian" (oblong) seems particularly appropriate to reflect the atmosphere of these paintings.
There are many excellent color reproductions, and this book can also be a great complement for the person who dispsoe already a few books on these artists.
The quality price ratio should appeal to all those who simply love the beautiful landscape of classical painting and wish to have an overview of these painters.
In other words, a gift to yourself for fun or for relatives who will marvel at the masters of the landscape.
Note that several works by Thomas Cole, founder of the "Hudson River School," present in this book, we seem remarkably well reflect the descriptions of places of the famous "The Lord of the Ring" by J.R.R Tolkien !
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