Woodstock: History and Hearsay / Edition 2
  • Woodstock: History and Hearsay / Edition 2
  • Woodstock: History and Hearsay / Edition 2

Woodstock: History and Hearsay / Edition 2

by Anita M. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 096792684X

ISBN-13: 9780967926841

Pub. Date: 08/01/2006

Publisher: Woodstock Arts

This book, the town’s first official history when published in 1959, documents the run-up of events that culminated in the iconic Woodstock Festival a decade later, and serves as a reminder of the values and artistic impulses that underpinned a more idealistic era. It tells the story of the town from the time of the Amerindians, up through…  See more details below

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This book, the town’s first official history when published in 1959, documents the run-up of events that culminated in the iconic Woodstock Festival a decade later, and serves as a reminder of the values and artistic impulses that underpinned a more idealistic era. It tells the story of the town from the time of the Amerindians, up through Revolutionary days, the glass-making era, the down-rent war, and the establishment of a utopian arts enclave during the early 20th century. With an artist’s eye, a worldly sophistication and a you-are-there charm, Smith weaves in tales of witches, farmers, mountain folk, Second World War veterans, and an astonishing array of fellow artists, neighbors and visitors that include Eleanor Roosevelt, John Burroughs, George Bellows, Helen Hayes, James T. Shotwell, John F. Carlson, Thomas Mann, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Edward G. Robinson, John Dewey, Pete Seeger, Carl Walters, Philip Guston and many others.

The second edition includes�a great deal of new material, including extensive endnotes, a bibliography and an expanded index. With the addition of�close to�200 art reproductions, maps and images of local personalities, it showcases the work of the many creative people who have called Woodstock their home.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967926841
Publisher:
Woodstock Arts
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
335
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface
Acknowledgments
Anita M. Smith Biographical Timeline
Introduction
Chapter 1 / Early Settlement: History, Indian Legends and Settlers' Tales
Chapter 2 / Frontier Days: Indian Forays, Revolution and Liberty
Portfolio I: Anita M. Smith's Paintings of Woodstock, 1920-28
Chapter 3 / Glass Making in the Nineteenth Century: Impetus for Woodstock's Growth
Chapter 4 / The Down-Rent War: Catskill Farmers Rebel Against Feudalism
Chapter 5 / The Byrdcliffe Art Colony: A Utopian Dream
Chapter 6 / On the Maverick: The First Woodstock Festival
Chapter 7 / Rosie Magee of Rock City: Mother to a Generation of Artists
Chapter 8 / The Creative Energy of Rock City: Home of George Bellows and Other Leading Artists
Portfolio II: Anita M. Smith's Paintings of Woodstock, 1920-28
Chapter 9 / The Village Grows: From a Library to the Art Students League
Chapter 10 / Ohayo Mountain: A Place That Painters and Sculptors Call Home
Chapter 11 / Tales of the Upper Hamlets: The Sugarloaf Mountain Witch and Other Characters
Chapter 12 / The Second World War: The Community Unites to Lend a Helping Hand
Chapter 13 / The Soldiers' Stories: Woodstockers Share Their War Experiences
Chapter 14 / Some Local Personalities: Intellectual Curiosity Thrives in Peacetime
Chapter 15 / Artists Talk About Art: Projecting into the Future
Woodstockers in Service
Memoria
Second World War
Notes
Bibliography
List of Illustrations
Index

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