Historic Houses of the Hudson River Valley

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Back in print in a newly affordable edition, Historic Houses of the Hudson River Valley showcases a stunning array of three centuries of homes that are distinctive examples of the region's architecture. Overlooking the majestic Hudson River, the Hudson Valley has long been a favored place to live. From the homes of the early settlers of the seventeenth century to the estates of the landed gentry of the eighteenth century and the baronial mansions of the captains of industry of the nineteenth century, the valley ...
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Overview

Back in print in a newly affordable edition, Historic Houses of the Hudson River Valley showcases a stunning array of three centuries of homes that are distinctive examples of the region's architecture. Overlooking the majestic Hudson River, the Hudson Valley has long been a favored place to live. From the homes of the early settlers of the seventeenth century to the estates of the landed gentry of the eighteenth century and the baronial mansions of the captains of industry of the nineteenth century, the valley boasts some of the finest houses in America. This book is a sumptuous presentation of thirty-three houses in the region, ranging from the earliest Dutch cottages still extant to the grand Gothic and Italianate revival, stately Georgian, Federal, and Beaux-Arts country homes of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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"You don’t have to travel to Downton Abbey to discover magnificent mansions. You’ll find them much closer to home in a new edition of Historic Houses of the Hudson River Valley, in this lavishly illustrated volume." -New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847842971
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 3/4/2014
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 497,409
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregory Long is president of the New York Botanical Garden. James Ivory is a director who has made more than fifteen films for Merchant Ivory Productions. He has a home in the Hudson River Valley. Bret Morgan is a well-known architecture photographer.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Ch. 1 The earliest houses : Dutch vernacular style 12
Ch. 2 Anglo-Dutch houses : the coming of English style 28
Ch. 3 American Georgian style 64
Ch. 4 Houses of the new republic : the federal neoclassical styles 84
Ch. 5 The Greek revival wave 154
Ch. 6 Picturesque revival styles native to the Hudson 172
Ch. 7 Eclectic styles of the post Civil War period 198
Time line : Hudson Valley architecture in context 246
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  • Posted March 10, 2009

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    Nice

    A fab review of pictures and images! I love the houses, though I wish the captions were longer and more detailed.

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