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Great Houses of the Hudson River
     

Great Houses of the Hudson River

by Michael Dwyer
 
The great estates of the Hudson River Valley offer some of the finest examples of grand-scale nineteenth-century American architecture and landscape design. The houses, built by the leading architects of the day, were country retreats for America's most illustrious families. With glorious river views, and grounds that sprawl over hundreds of acres, most of the

Overview

The great estates of the Hudson River Valley offer some of the finest examples of grand-scale nineteenth-century American architecture and landscape design. The houses, built by the leading architects of the day, were country retreats for America's most illustrious families. With glorious river views, and grounds that sprawl over hundreds of acres, most of the estates are open to the public and have become popular tourist attractions, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. An introduction by architect and historian Michael Dwyer provides insight into the beauty and importance of the houses.

Author Biography: Michael Dwyer practices architecture and interior design in New York City and elsewhere. He has written on the history of American architecture for Traditional Building and The Classicist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821227671
Publisher:
Bulfinch
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 12.06(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Historic Hudson Valley was founded by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., as a non-profit educational organization in 1951 to preserve the culture, landscape and history of the Hudson River Valley.

Michael Dwyer practices architecture and interior design in New York City and elsewhere. He has written on the history of American architecture for Traditional Building and The Classicist.

Mark Rockefeller is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Historic Hudson Valley.

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