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Uncrowned Queens, Volume 1
Uncrowned Queens, Volume 1 (January 2002)
African American Women Community Builders of Western New York
Peggy Brooks-Bertram - Author and editor
Barbara A. Seals Nevergold - Author and editor

Biographies of African American women community leaders in New York State.

For generations, African American women have served as community builders and leaders across the United States. This unique volume showcases the lives of one hundred of these community leaders in the northeastern United States. Peggy Brooks-Bertram and Barbara A. Seals Nevergold tell movingly of the lives, accomplishments, and challenges of ...(Read More)
 
 
Linked Arms
Linked Arms (November 2001)
A Rural Community Resists Nuclear Waste
Thomas V. Peterson - Author

Shows how a rural group used civil disobedience to defy the nuclear industry and governmental authority, preventing the building of a nuclear dump in western New York.

Through character development, snappy dialogue, and vivid scenes, Linked Arms tells the story of a rural people's successful struggle to keep a major nuclear dump out of Allegany County in western New York. Five times over a twelve-month period hund...(Read More)
 
 
Rip Van Winkle's Neighbors
Rip Van Winkle's Neighbors (October 2001)
The Transformation of Rural Society in the Hudson River Valley, 1720-1850
Thomas S. Wermuth - Author

Explores the social and economic transformations of the mid-Hudson River Valley during the key expansionist period in American history.

Although Rip Van Winkle was a fictional character, his community in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York State was very real. Thomas S. Wermuth's book shows that the popular view of Hudson Valley farmers as self-sufficient, independent, and free of governmental authority is as fictional as the character ...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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