Berkshires

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The Berkshires of western Massachusetts, perhaps more than any other region in the United States, blend extraordinary natural beauty with a rich and vibrant cultural tradition. Visitors have been coming here since the mid-nineteenth century, drawn by the area's idyllic landscape and genteel rusticity. The most cultivated of them established venues for music, dance, theater, and the fine arts. The most affluent built scores of Gilded Age "cottages" for leisure and entertaining. In short, the Berkshires came to ...
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The Berkshires of western Massachusetts, perhaps more than any other region in the United States, blend extraordinary natural beauty with a rich and vibrant cultural tradition. Visitors have been coming here since the mid-nineteenth century, drawn by the area's idyllic landscape and genteel rusticity. The most cultivated of them established venues for music, dance, theater, and the fine arts. The most affluent built scores of Gilded Age "cottages" for leisure and entertaining. In short, the Berkshires came to embody "Art combined with Nature," as proclaimed at a meeting of the Laurel Hill Society in Stockbridge in 1853.

This book is the first in-depth pictorial survey of the Berkshires. Striking color photography by Paul Rocheleau and an informative introduction by Richard Nunley reveal the dramatic beauty and cultural vitality of the region.

Rocheleau's photographs have captured the diversity of the Berkshire landscape in all its seasons: rippling brooks and verdant woodlands, hillside meadows and valley marshes, mountain waterfalls and lush flora. Woven into this natural tableau are images that depict the enduring accomplishments of men and women: the wealth of historic architecture (both domestic and industrial, grand and humble), the picturesque farms and orchards, the time-worn fieldstone walls. The photographs also include the region's many nationally acclaimed institutions offering the performing and fine arts -- be it virtuosic music at Tanglewood, dazzling dance at Jacob's Pillow, or cutting edge culture at MassMoCA. As this book eloquently demonstrates, the arts continue to flourish in the Berkshires.

Art and nature reside in harmony in the Berkshires. The Berkshires is a book for all who wish to explore, and to be inspired by, this remarkable part of America.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780964993433
  • Publisher: Norfleet Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Sales rank: 1,376,964

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