Kaaterskill Clove: Where Nature Met Art

Kaaterskill Clove: Where Nature Met Art

by Raymond Beecher
     
 
With over 200 illustrations, many of them never before published, this is a treasure trove of little-known lore and rarely seen images of the heart of the Catskill Park-the rugged mountain ravine known as Kaaterskill Clove that defined "picturesque" and "sublime" for generations of 19th-century artists and travelers. Home to spectacular waterfalls including

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With over 200 illustrations, many of them never before published, this is a treasure trove of little-known lore and rarely seen images of the heart of the Catskill Park-the rugged mountain ravine known as Kaaterskill Clove that defined "picturesque" and "sublime" for generations of 19th-century artists and travelers. Home to spectacular waterfalls including Kaaterskill Falls-New York's highest-soaring cliffs, and world-renowned views of "all Creation" (as James Fenimore Cooper described it), "the Clove" helped launch the Hudson River School of landscape painting and became America's first mountain resort destination. Chapters include the rise and fall of the grand 19th-century hotels, the building of the clove road with convict labor, vanished industries, intimate insights into the lives and works of the great Hudson River School artists, a century of travelers' impressions, and the haunting legend of Rip Van Winkle.

Editorial Reviews

Hudson Valley magazine
This is a must-have for anyone who cares about Valley history or the great outdoors.
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record
This well-illustrated book which devotees of New York history will find a pleasure to read.
Ulster Publishing
A truly interesting work. ... As usual, Black Dome Press ... has achieved a beautiful production.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883789411
Publisher:
Black Dome Press, Corporation
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.53(d)

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