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The Lives, Loves, and Art of Arthur B. Davies
The Lives, Loves, and Art of Arthur B. Davies (July 1998)
Bennard B. Perlman - Author

This is the first full-length biography of the artist Arthur B. Davies, who played a major role in twentieth-century American art's coming-of-age. Includes 101 illustrations.

"This is the first comprehensive biography of Davies, whose stewardship of the Armory Show transformed the course of American art, and it contains a mine of information on the artist's life and career found nowhere else. The original research i...(Read More)
The School within Us
The School within Us (February 1998)
The Creation of an Innovative Public School
James Nehring - Author

The inspirational story of a group of teachers, parents, and students who face and overcome many challenges in their struggle to create a very unconventional school within a school.

"I believe the topic is the most important and significant topic today--how to go about rethinking our high schools. Rather than get caught up in theoretical discussions of this or that 'modernism,' Nehring talks about real kids, real parents...(Read More)
Albany Institute of History and Art
Albany Institute of History and Art (January 1998)
200 Years of Collecting
Tammis K. Groft - Editor
Mary Alice Mackay - Editor

Beautifully illustrated introduction to and overview of the collections of the Albany Institute of History and Art.

Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History and Art is one of the nation’s oldest cultural institutions. Today, it boasts outstanding collections largely focused on New York State’s upper Hudson River valley. These include Hudson River school landscape paintings, portraits by Ezra Ame...(Read More)
Open-Air Sketching
Open-Air Sketching (January 1998)
Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Drawings in the Albany Institute of History and Art
Elizabeth K. Allen - Author

Nineteenth-century landscape and outdoor drawings and sketches by the Hudson River school artists and others.

Showcased in these pages are nineteenth-century American drawings by Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Sanford Gifford, Jasper Cropsey, William Stanley Haseltine, Walter Launt Palmer, and other members of the Hudson River school. Included are rarely seen works by Cole and other first-generation Hudson River sch...(Read More)
From Stonecutter to Sculptor
From Stonecutter to Sculptor (January 1996)
Charles Calverley, 1833-1914
Elizabeth K. Allen - Author

First-ever career-spanning retrospective of the nineteenth-century New York sculptor.

The first book-length look at one of upstate New York’s most notable artists, From Stonecutter to Sculptor traces the long and prolific career of Charles Calverley, who completed more than 250 busts, medallions, tablets, and statues during his lifetime. Beginning as a stonecutter in an Albany marble shop, Calverley th...(Read More)
Charles E. Burchfield
Charles E. Burchfield (June 1993)
The Sacred Woods
Nancy Weekly - Author

This book illustrates and accompanies a major touring exhibit that commemorates the centennial of Burchfield's birth. Opening in June 1993 at the Drawing Center in New York City, this is the first exhibition organized specifically to probe the underlying visionary themes, pantheistic philosophy, and religious symbolism in the art of this foremost American watercolorist. The exhibit will also accompany the first national symposium on Burchfield's rol...(Read More)
Charles Burchfield's Journals
Charles Burchfield's Journals (November 1992)
The Poetry of Place
Charles Burchfield - Author
J. Benjamin Townsend - Editor

The personal journals of Charles Burchfield reveal the unique vision and approach to life that established him as America's preeminent watercolorist and painter of nature. When he died in 1967 at the age of seventy-three, Burchfield had filled sixty-seven bound notebooks with his personal entries, comprising some 10,000 pages. He included sketches, doodles, quotations, clippings, weather notes, and other marginalia and insertions offering a rare g...(Read More)
Estuarine Research in the 1980s
Estuarine Research in the 1980s (July 1992)
The Hudson River Environmental Society Seventh Symposium on Hudson River Ecology
C. Lavett Smith - Editor

The Hudson River estuary is one of the most intensively studied estuaries in the world. Many environmental and civic groups have struggled with the conflict in the Hudson River area between the desire for a quality environment and the ever increasing demands of an expanding human population for drinking water, electric power, efficient transportation, and waste disposal.

Estuarine Research in the 1980s provides a synoptic overview of ...(Read More)
The Great South Bay
The Great South Bay (September 1991)
J. R. Schubel - Editor
T. M. Bell - Editor
H. H. Carter - Editor

In its heyday, the Great South Bay provided a bounty of hard clams for the nation's table, income for a crusty crew of baymen, and recreation to countless New York City visitors escaping hot summer days in the city. What does the Bay offer today, after years of taking resources from the area and dumping back unwanted materials and wastes?

The authors of The Great South Bay examine the geological origins and evolution of this important...(Read More)
More Profile Than Courage
More Profile Than Courage (July 1990)
The New York City Transit Strike of 1966
Michael Marmo - Author

The New York City Transit Strike of 1966 occurred during the formative period of labor relations between government and municipal employees, and served as an impetus to convince legislators in many jurisdictions that legislation was needed to regulate public sector bargaining.

Marmo analyzes the role of the media in public sector bargaining, and demonstrates how heavy reliance and manipulation of the media by interested parties affected the o...(Read More)
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