The Hudson River School: Nature and the AmericanVision

The Hudson River School: Nature and the

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.

  • Brand: Brand: Skira Rizzoli
  • ASIN: 0847832643

MAPTECH Hudson River Waterproof Chartboook: Hudson River and New York Harbor

MAPTECH Hudson River Waterproof Chartboook: Hudson River and

MAPTECH Waterpoof Chartbook Hudson River & N. Y.Harbor has full navigation chart coverage from Sandy Hook, NJ to Troy Lock including The East River. The spiral-bound book contains 25 pages of full-color charts. pages are Waterproof and tear-resistant. Its easy-to-use format features pre-plotted routes with distances and bearings,along with many GPS waypoints. Also included information for over 150 marinas, with location icons printed on the charts.

  • Brand: MAPTECH
  • ASIN: 0743610881

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area: Heritage Site Guidebook, Second Edition

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area: Heritage Site

New for 2016, a completely updated guide to the Heritage Sites of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.Traveling down the Hudson River, named by Native Americans the river that flows both ways, you discover people, places, and events that made American history. The cultural, historic, and scenic resources of the Hudson Valley are so numerous, so varied, and so compelling that it’s no wonder Congress recognized the Hudson River Valley as a National Heritage Area in 1996. The National Park Service called the region the “landscape that defined America” and characterized the valley as “an exceptionally scenic landscape that has provided the setting and inspiration for new currents of American thought, art, and history.” Its political importance was demonstrated early in our history when the river played a critical role in the Revolutionary War. The many streams and waterfalls of the tributaries of the Hudson River powered early sawmills and gristmills. The river and its landscapes inspired the Hudson River school of painters. Sublime and picturesque paintings by Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and Asher Durand depicted this unique American landscape for the world to witness. Industrialists and commercial leaders like William and John D. Rockefeller, Frederick Vander...

  • ASIN: 0997152753

1776 Map Hudson River Chart of The Entrance of Hudson's River, from Sandy Hook to New York, with The|Historic Antique Vintage Reprint|Ready to Frame

1776 Map Hudson River Chart of The Entrance

1776 Map Hudson River Chart of the entrance of Hudson's River, from Sandy Hook to New York, with the banks, depths of water, sailing-marks, & ca Depths shown by soundings. Relief shown by hachures. Appears in The North-American pilot for New England, New York, Pensilvania, Maryland, and Virginia. 1777. "Published as the Act directs ..." Watermarks. Includes note.

  • Color: Gold
  • Brand: New York Map Company
  • ASIN: B077G7GZHT

The Traveler's Guide to the Hudson River Valley: From Saratoga Springs to New York City (Traveler's Guide to the Hudson River Valley)

The Traveler's Guide to the Hudson River Valley:

A newly updated and revised edition of the classic and definitive guide to the best of the Hudson River Valley. “THE BEST GUIDEBOOK TO THE REGION” (The New York Times). “ELOQUENT, AMUSING, AND SENSIBLE” (The Washington Post). Over the last 20 years this has been the most trusted guide to exploring and appreciating the region’s many attractions, providing everything the visitor—and resident—needs to know: things to do and see, where to stay, where to eat, driving and walking tours, historic sites, museums, great estates, farms and vineyards, and spectacular scenery.

  • ASIN: 1883789494

Cycling the Hudson Valley: A Guide to History, Art, and Nature on the East and West Sides of the Majestic Hudson River (Parks & Trails New York)

Cycling the Hudson Valley: A Guide to History,

An indispensable resource for dedicated cyclists planning to bike the Hudson Valley or the casual rider looking to take the family out for a couple of hours. Great for walkers, boaters, and auto travelers, too.An indispensable resource for dedicated cyclists planning to bike the Hudson Valley or the casual rider looking to take the family out for a couple of hours, this guidebook will help you experience the Hudson Valley, one of the most beautiful, historic, and environmentally and culturally rich regions in New York, as only cyclists and walkers can. Detailing the parks, trails, attractions, villages, towns, and cities of this breathtaking river valley, including Albany, New York City, and fascinating sites in between, the guide has been designed primarily for use by bicyclists, but it will also be useful to those enjoying the area by other means.The cycling routes laid out in this guidebook were developed from Parks & Trails New York’s years of experience organizing the Great Hudson Valley Pedal, its annual supported bike tour from Albany to Manhattan, as well as many hours bicycling and walking the valley’s roads and trails. Park & Trails New York’s goal is to set out safe and inviting routes on both sides of the Hudson River, as close to the river as possible.

  • ASIN: 0974827703

Hudson River Lighthouses (Images of America)

Hudson River Lighthouses (Images of

Set against the backdrop of purple mountains, lush hillsides, and tidal wetlands, the lighthouses of the Hudson River were built between 1826 and 1921 to improve navigational safety on a river teeming with freight and passenger traffic. Unlike the towering beacons of the seacoasts, these river lighthouses were architecturally diverse, ranging from short conical towers to elaborate Victorian houses. Operated by men and women who at times risked and lost their lives in service of safe navigation, these beacons have overseen more than a century of extraordinary technological and social change. Of the dozens of historic lighthouses and beacons that once dotted the Hudson River, just eight remain, including the iconic Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor's great monument to freedom and immigration, which served as an official lighthouse between 1886 and 1902. Hudson River Lighthouses invites readers to explore these unique icons and their fascinating stories.

  • ASIN: B07SRDJRW4

The Killing Hour

The Killing

  • ASIN: B0778V89K4

Birding the Hudson Valley

Birding the Hudson

Although an estimated four hundred thousand Hudson Valley residents feed, observe, or photograph birds, the vast majority of New Yorkers enjoy their birdwatching activities mostly around the home. Kathryn J. Schneider’s engaging site guide provides encouragement for bird enthusiasts to expand their horizons. More than just a collection of bird-finding tips, this book explores Hudson Valley history, ecology, bird biology, and tourism. It describes sites in every county in the region, including farms, grasslands, old fields, wetlands, orchards, city parks, rocky summits, forests, rivers, lakes, and salt marshes. Designed for birders of all levels of skill and interest, this beautifully illustrated book contains explicit directions to more than eighty locations, as well as useful species accounts and hints for finding the valley’s most sought-after birds.

  • ASIN: 1611687187

Posterazzi Across Bear Mountain Bridge Hudson River New York State USA Poster Print (12 x 36)

Posterazzi Across Bear Mountain Bridge Hudson River New

Bridge across a river Bear Mountain Bridge Hudson River New York State USA is a licensed reproduction that was printed on Premium Heavy Stock Paper which captures all of the vivid colors and details of the original. The overall paper size is 12.00 x 36.00 inches. This print is ready for hanging or framing and would make a great addition to your home or office decor.

  • Brand: Posterazzi
  • ASIN: B07GTHW1RX

The Lighthouse Handbook: The Hudson River and New York Harbor (The Original Lighthouse Field Guides)

The Lighthouse Handbook: The Hudson River and New

There are seven lighthouses that light the way up the Hudson River to Albany. Many of these are famous lighthouses of significance, none more well known than the statue of Liberty and the famous Little Red Lighthouse underneath the George Washington Bridge. This book is a guide to these lighthouses and their histories and their current status. Filled with illustrations and photographs, this rich little guide to these gems of the Hudson is a sure fire way to help keep the home fires burning. 2009 marks the 400th Anniversary of the exploration of the Hudson River and it's valley which was first discovered by Henry Hudson in 1609 while about the ship Half Moon.

  • Brand: Brand: Cider Mill Press
  • ASIN: 1604330406

Hudson River State Hospital (Images of America)

Hudson River State Hospital (Images of

For 141 years, Hudson River State Hospital was home to tens of thousands of individuals suffering from mental illness. The facility grew from a 208-acre parcel in 1871 with seven patients to 752 acres with five dozen separate buildings containing nearly 6,000 patients in 1954. The main building was constructed on a Kirkbride plan, a treating philosophy centered around an ornate building of equal proportions staffed by employees who integrated dignity and compassion into health care. Famous architects Frederick Clark Withers and Calvert Vaux drafted the main building in 1869. The landscape was penned by Frederick Law Olmstead, perhaps best known for the design of New York City's Central Park.

  • ASIN: 1467129690

Genealogical and family history of southern New York and the Hudson River Valley : a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the building of a nation Volume 2

Genealogical and family history of southern New York

Genealogical and family history of southern New York and the Hudson River Valley : a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the building of a nation This book, "Genealogical and family history of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley Volume 2", by Cuyler Reynolds, is a replication of a book originally published before 1914. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.

  • ASIN: B008BSWTR0

Hudson Modern: Residential Landscapes

Hudson Modern: Residential

Hudson Modern showcases stunning new houses in the Hudson River Valley that embrace the dramatic settings and cultural bounty of this popular region.As the birthplace of American landscape painting, the Hudson River Valley has long been a refuge from the city and a laboratory for new aesthetic expression. Today, thanks to its ascendant reputation as a weekend utopia, architects are extending that tradition into the built environment. Designing residences that revere local climate, landscape, and history in a distinctly modernist language, these talents are sowing a new Hudson River school of architectural thought. Hudson Modern surveys this emerging domestic architecture, featuring nearly twenty houses that integrate with site and region through composition, scale, and materials, and which strike a balance between innovation and rootedness. A reconstructed midcentury house accented in cedar, walnut, and bluestone by Joel Sanders and landscaped by the late Diana Balmori blurs the edge of habitation and nature. KieranTimberlake revises the classic vision of a glass box by cladding a home on a rocky site in Pound Ridge in a tapestry of steel, aluminum, copper, and glass. In Rhinebeck, Steven Holl experiments with a radical form that has both ecological and social dimensions. Author ...

  • ASIN: 1580934846

Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills and Hudson River Valley

Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills and

* Guidebook to short, easy hikes and trails your children will be comfortable on* Includes ideas for keeping the kids engaged and having funNew York's Catskills have long been an outdoor playground for families escaping from the city. Here's a guidebook that shows you hikes that the whole family can do. Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills and Hudson River Valley, 2nd Ed. includes games that will keep the kids engaged and enjoying the trails. From Catskills State Park, Bear-Mountain-Harriman State Park, Hudson Highlands, Shawangunk Mountains, Southern Taconics, the Long Path, and the Appalachian Trail, there's something for everyone in this all-inclusive guidebook.Hikes detailed include shorter two- and four-mile hikes to six-plus miles and overnighters. Practical information on hiking with children -- setting a realistic pace, playing games, and encouraging personal and environmental responsibility -- make this a guidebook to recommend.

  • Brand: Brand: Mountaineers Books
  • ASIN: 0898867835

New York's Historic Restaurants, Inns & Taverns: Storied Establishments from the City to the Hudson Valley

New York's Historic Restaurants, Inns & Taverns: Storied

New York’s Historic Inns, Restaurants, and Taverns explores the history of over forty institutions throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley that are still in existence today. Travel to the tavern where George Washington hosted a farewell dinner for his officers at the close of the American Revolution. Eat steak at one of the city’s oldest steakhouses. Rest your head in one of the original houses built by Dutch colonists in the Hudson Valley. Part historical record and part travelogue, the book tells tales about the region’s most historical and storied establishments.

  • ASIN: 1493024345

River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River

River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson

The Hudson River has been a source of inspiration and a means of livelihood to all who have lived along its shores. It played a key role in the settling of the New World and the outcome of the Revolutionary War, and was the birthplace of the environmental movement. Now Hudson Talbott pays homage to the river that shares his name in a gorgeously illustrated, fascinating account of the river?s history. Each appealing spread sheds exciting light on the river?s strategic, economic and cultural signifi cance. Packed with facts, timelines and maps, this is a wonderful introduction to a wide range of topics including the Age of Exploration, the Erie Canal, the Industrial Age, American arts and literature and the environment. River of Dreams is truly a book with something for everyone.

  • Brand: Putnam Juvenile
  • ASIN: 0399245219

Hudson River New York Upstate Waltz

Hudson River New York Upstate

  • ASIN: B07SV6LG8Q

The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War

The History of the Hudson River Valley: From

Over the next two centuries, this drowned landscape would be the site of a truly historic flowering of art, literature, architecture, innovation, and revolutionary fervor―drawing comparisons to another fertile cultural haven built around a might mighty river in Western Europe. As historian Vernon Benjamin chronicles, the Hudson River Valley has been a place of contradictions since its first settlement by Europeans. Discovered by an Englishman who claimed it for the Dutch, the region soon became home to the most vibrant trading outpost for the New World colonies―the Island of Manhattan―even as the rest of the valley retained the native beauty that would inspire artists from James Fenimore Cooper to Thomas Cole. Because of its unique geography and proximity to Canada, the Hudson Valley became the major theater for the battle between empires in the French and Indian War. When the colonists united in rebellion against the British several decades later, conflict came to the region once again, with decisive military engagements from Saratoga to West Point to the occupied New York Harbor. In the aftermath, New York emerged as the capital of a new nation, and wealth from the city flowed north to the burgeoning Valley, leading to a renaissance of culture and commerce that is still e...

  • Brand: Abrams Books
  • ASIN: 1590200799

Ghostbusters II

Ghostbusters

  • ASIN: B000JP9OP8

The History of the Hudson River Valley Boxed Set

The History of the Hudson River Valley Boxed

The History of the Hudson River Valley, first published in two authoritative and handsome volumes, is now available as a deluxe boxed set to create the complete portrait of this fascinating and culturally important region.In these two expansive volumes, Vernon Benjamin follows the valley as it transforms into the birthplace of art, literature, innovation, and revolutionary fervor. Tracing the valley's history from the Revolutionary War, the emergence of great estates including that of the Rockefellers, the rise of distinguished politicians including Franklin Delano Roosevelt, all the way through post-9/11, The History of the Hudson River Valley Boxed Set will take a place of honor on the shelves of museums, gift shops, cultural institutions, and history buffs.Richly illustrated and scrupulously researched, Vernon Benjamin's magisterial and all-inclusive history will be the definitive text for years to come, and the lavish boxed set of his two complete volumes is the perfect gift for those interested in the region's history.

  • Brand: Abrams Books
  • ASIN: 1468315609

Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence

Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and

The untold story of the fight for the Hudson River Valley, control of which, both the Americans and the British firmly believed, would determine the outcome of the Revolutionary War.No part of the country was more contested during the American Revolution than New York City, the Hudson River, and the surrounding counties. Political and military leaders on both sides viewed the Hudson River Valley as the American jugular, which, if cut, would quickly bleed the rebellion to death.So in 1776, King George III sent the largest amphibious force ever assembled to seize Manhattan and use it as a base from which to push up the Hudson River Valley for a grand rendezvous at Albany with an impressive army driving down from Canada. George Washington and every other patriot leader shared the king’s fixation with the Hudson. Generations of American and British historians have held the same view. In fact, one of the few things that scholars have agreed upon is that the British strategy, though disastrously executed, should have been swift and effective. Until now, no one has argued that this plan of action was lunacy from the beginning.Revolution on the Hudson makes the bold new argument that Britain’s attempt to cut off New England never would have worked, and that doggedly pursuing dominanc...

  • Brand: W W Norton Co Inc
  • ASIN: 0393245721

Day Trips® Hudson Valley: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler (Day Trips Series)

Day Trips® Hudson Valley: Getaway Ideas for the

Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips Hudson Valley. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive to and from many top New York destinations. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips Hudson Valley helps makes the most of a brief getaway.

  • ASIN: 1493007890
  • UPC: 024933007899

Hudson River: An Adventure from the Mountains to the Sea

Hudson River: An Adventure from the Mountains to

Born as a mountain brook, the Hudson River courses through dan­gerous rapids and waterfalls in a dramatic plunge of 4,000 feet. Then, remarkably, the river slows and widens, becoming over the next 154 miles a massive arm of the sea, with saltwater and powerful tides. One summer Peter Lourie set out to explore this extraordinary river by doing what no one had ever done: he canoed the entire 315-mile Hudson, from its source in the Adirondack Mountains to its mouth at the southern tip of Manhattan, where it meets the Atlantic. This exciting day-by-day account of Lourie’s journey, complete with full­ color photographs, gives young readers the feel of shooting wilderness whitewater, gliding through the fjordlike Hudson Highlands, and, finally, plying the ocean shipping lanes off Manhattan’s shore. Far more than a canoeing adventure, this book paints a vivid portrait of a river that is a nation’s treasure.

  • ASIN: 0984863729
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