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River Crossings
River Crossings
River Crossings
River Crossings
River Crossings
River Crossings
River Crossings
River Crossings
River Crossings
River Crossings

River Crossings

Preface by Stephen Hannock
Contributions by Ken Burns
Contributions by Jason Rosenfeld
Contributions by Maurice Berger
Contributions by Marvin Heiferman
Photographs by Peter Aaron

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  • In a unique and groundbreaking presentation of important contemporary art rarely, if ever, seen in the traditional environs of the Hudson River Valley, the Thomas Cole Historic Site and Olana, Frederic Edwin Church's mansion, showcasing the work of contemporary American artists
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In a unique and groundbreaking presentation of important contemporary art rarely seen in the traditional environs of the Hudson River Valley, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana, Frederic Edwin Church's Persian-inspired mansion, will showcase the work of contemporary American artists such as Chuck Close, Cindy Sherman, Maya Lin, Martin Puryear, and Gregory Crewdson, some of the 30 artists exhibiting. Stephen Hannock, celebrated luminist painter and one of the exhibition's co-curators, believes that "this is a terrific opportunity to open up contemporary art, as well as these historic properties, to audiences who will see firsthand these shared artistic concerns." The works of art selected for the exhibition will be shown at the two venues to encourage visitors to experience both distinguished properties and the grandeur of their surroundings, and to present a complete overview and understanding of these contemporary works in a location where many art historians believe American art was born. The accompanying publication, River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, will provide readers with a lavish record of this extraordinary and innovative exhibition, and will offer unique and highly informative perspectives on the continuity of the American artistic tradition in one of the nation's most historic locations. In addition to an impressive plate section of more than 60 works with brief artist biographies and descriptive narratives for the individual works, this comprehensive presentation features noteworthy, exceptional contributions. Stephen Hannock's preface details the development of this remarkable exhibition, while co-curator Jason Rosenfeld reveals in his essay the exhibition's importance relative to historical perception as he considers Cole's and Church's support of contemporary art in their time. Cultural historian Maurice Berger considers the realities of race and gender from the nineteenth-century Hudson River Valley to the present, and Marvin Heiferman, curator and writer, examines photography in the exhibition and its connections to Church's work and his use of the medium. Award-winning architectural and landscape photographer Peter Aaron generously provided the stunning installation, exterior, and landscape photographs, a gorgeous complement to this outstanding catalogue.
About the Author
Jason Rosenfeld has been a member of the faculty at Marymount since fall 2003. Dr. Rosenfeld received his B.A. from Duke University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University with a dissertation titled "New Languages of Nature in Victorian England: The Pre-Raphaelite Landscape, Natural History and Modern Architecture in the 1850s." He has previously taught at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, New York University, and Queens College, New York.

Peter Aaron, award-winning architectural and landscape photographer, generously provided the stunning installation, exterior, and landscape photographs, a gorgeous complement to this outstanding catalogue.
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Specifications
Publisher
The Artist Book Foundation
ISBN
9780988855793
Published
24th Feb 2016
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World
Size
280 mm x 254 mm
Pages
120 Pages
Illustrations
91 color, 17 b&w
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