The Hudson River School : Nature and the American Vision
'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
A handsome book all about the Hudson River School of artists.
In the mid-1800s, a group of painters based in New York turned their focus to the theme of the natural landscape to demonstrate the beauty of the wilderness. Their work enjoyed a popular national success that no other group of artists has achieved since. This seminal survey of the artists marks the first presentation of the outstanding collection at the New-York Historical Society.
It features works by all the greatest artists of the group, including Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Albert Bierstadt, and Frederic Church. Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, the book is also timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's first voyage up the Hudson River.
- Author: Dr. Linda S. Ferber is the museum director at the New-York Historical Society
- Hardcover: 208 pages | 125 colour illustrations
- Date published: March 2009
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
- ISBN: 978-0847832644
- Product Dimensions: 29.2 x 26.4 cm