With this book, Thames and Hudson's renowned Most Beautiful Villages series turns its attention for the first time to America.Honored as the birthplace of the Revolution, the six states that comprise New England are home to some of this country's most beautiful and cherished villages--places that preserve and reflect its architectural and cultural legacy. Here, in countless public squares and cemeteries, are monuments to the battles of the Revolution, and memorials to the heirs of the revolutionaries who themselves marched off to preserve the Union during the Civil War.
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Tom Shachtman is the author of more than twenty books including Skyscraper Dreams and The Inarticulate Society, as well as a documentary film maker.From Library Journal:
In this handsome addition to the series that includes books on the Dordogne, Provence (LJ 1/95), and Tuscany, travel author Shachtman displays the charms of more than 20 New England villages, from Nantucket, Watch Hill, and Stonington on the coast to the inland communities of Deerfield, Newfane, and Bethel. Many of Rubenstein's original and pleasing color photographs are full-page, taking advantage of the large format of this coffee-table book. The short historical essays by Shachtman are only adequate, while the captions are often disappointing and uninformative. Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, stunningly photographed, is identified only as "the great hall"; a church interior, presumably in Walpole, New Hampshire, is not identified at all; and a field of black-eyed Susans is labeled "dandelions." In addition, the text could have been better wedded to the photographs. Still, this book is bound to be popular in any public library because of the subject matter and attractive work of the photographer.?Linda M. Kaufmann, Freel Lib., Massachusetts Coll. of Liberal Arts, North Adams.
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Book Description Thames and Hudson, New York, N Y, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Book was never sold and is very crisp. Only shortfall is shelf-wear on jacket, but nothing blatant. Heavy book would require extra freight to ship outside US. 208 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 000349
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Book Description Thames & Hudson, NY, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Len Rubenstein (illustrator). 1st Edition. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition and is sealed (unopened) in the publisher's shrink wrap as issued. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 040937
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Book Description Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 1997. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Cherished as the birthplace of the American Revolution, the six states which make up the region known as New England are home to some of the oldest and most beautiful villages of the United States. From the fishing villages of the rocky Atlantic coast to the hardy upland communities of the Adirondack mountains, these places preserve and reflect America s rich architectural and cultural legacy in public meeting halls and churches, 19th-century industrial mills and factories, seaside homes in weathered grey shingle, austerely white clapboard houses around village greens, and exuberent Victorian homes. This book presents over 25 villages and small towns, chosen for their beauty and historical significance and for the way they represent the region s diverse landscape. The photographs aim to capture the phenomenon of New England s seasons. It comes with a map and a traveller s guide. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780500018002