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The Hudson River School : nature and the American vision

Author: Linda S Ferber; New-York Historical Society.
Publisher: New York : Skira Rizzoli, ©2009.
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In the first half of the nineteenth century, a group of painters working in New York City, together with like-minded poets and writers, 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. These works also demonstrated an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildband
In art
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
New-York Historical Society.
Hudson River School.
New York : Skira Rizzoli, ©2009
(OCoLC)690566695
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda S Ferber; New-York Historical Society.
ISBN: 9780847832644 0847832643
OCLC Number: 299708699
Description: 220 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 x 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
River views and rural retreats : New York, city on a river ; Up the river, New York harbor to the Erie Canal ; The Hudson on paper --
America's favorite river, on canvas --
The American grand tour : the Catskills ; Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains ; The White Mountains and New England ; Niagara Falls --
American artists afield : Artist explorers of the West ; The Arctic ; South America --
The Old World, Europe, and the course of empire : Dream of Arcadia, Americans in Italy ; Thomas Cole's The course of empire --
Epilogue : a brief history of the museum collection.
Responsibility: New-York Historical Society, Linda S. Ferber.

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In the first half of the nineteenth century, a group of painters working in New York City, together with like-minded poets and writers, 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. These works also demonstrated an early awareness of the importance of preserving natural sites for future generations--from the Hudson River to the Yosemite Valley, from the Arctic to South America.

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