2002 · New York
by Gross, Geoffrey, Susan Piatt, Roderic H. Blackburn, and Harrison Frederick Meeske
New York: Rizzoli, 2002. Hardcover. VG/VG (minimal shelf wear on book and dust jacket at corners, otherwise all pages clear and intact). Brown paper boards with gold gilt lettering on spine; brown and color pictorial dust jacket with yellow and white lettering; 240 pp., color illustrations throughout. "This lavishly-illustrated volume provides an unprecedented look at twenty-eight houses (plus eleven barns and other structures) built in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by Dutch colonists in the north-eastern United States, primarily in upstate New York and along the Hudson River Valley, on Long Island and Staten Island, and in New Jersey. An authoritative work - written by eminent expertse in the field - Dutch Colonial Homes in America explores the homes in their broader social context by focusing on the historical and religious forces of the times. This book is the first to investigate the meaning of the home and its aesthetics for the Dutch in America, and also the first to look at these homes as a form of art and craft and, importantly, the influence this form and these people had on the shape of the American house to come. The 200 spectacular new color photographs here are beautifully styled in a manner that recalls the paintings of Vermeer and evoke what might have been the ambiance of these homes hundreds of years ago." - dust jacket description.
(Inventory #: 181338)