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American Wilderness: The Story of the Hudson River School of Painting

Barbara Babcock Millhouse **Signed by Author**

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ISBN 10: 1883789575 / ISBN 13: 9781883789572
Published by Black Dome Press Corp., U.S.A., 2007
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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**flat-signed by the author on ffep/half-title page**First printing* (full # line starting with 1). oversize paperback in Fine condition, would be as new if not for a few tiny dust dots on bottom page edges. The story of America's first native school of art, the Hudson River School, from its rise in 1825 with the transforming landscapes of Thomas Cole, the founder, who succeeded in capturing the sublime qualities of American nature, to its boad dissemination and great popularity through the work of many subsequent practitioners including Church, Durand, Gifford, Kensett, Whittredge, Bierstadt, Cropsey, and Heade, to its decline around 1875 when other styles prevailed. Bookseller Inventory # 001203

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Title: American Wilderness: The Story of the Hudson...

Publisher: Black Dome Press Corp., U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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More than 40 full-color reproductions of some of their greatest paintings illustrate this historical overview of the Hudson River School of landscape painting and the lives and works of artists Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Asher Durand, Sanford Gifford, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper Cropsey, Worthington Whittredge, William Merritt Chase, Martin Johnson Heade, John Frederick Kensett, George Inness, and other American landscape painters who created a new and quintessentially American style of art in the early and mid-19th century. Inspired first by the pastoral Hudson River Valley and the rugged wilderness of the Catskill Mountains, many of these artists then ventured forth to capture unspoiled scenes of the American West, New England, or South America. This critical history and intimate look at the lives of the artists features a foreword by Kevin Avery, Associate Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and is set in a beautifully designed oversized volume.

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Barbara Babcock Millhouse has been the driving force behind the Reynolda House collection of American art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Recently retired, she has served as chairman of the board of directors of Reynolda House since its inception in 1965. She co-authored American Originals; Selections from Reynolda House, Museum of American Art, a catalog for a traveling exhibition sponsored by the American Federation of Arts. She is a graduate of Smith College and Parsons School of Design, and lives in New York City.

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