Dutch Colonial Homes in America

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Random House Incorporated, 2002 - Architecture - 240 pages
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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 experts 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.

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Preface by Roderic H Blackburn 122 THE HUDSON HIGHLANDS
Introduction by Harrison Frederick Meeske and Rockland Counties
Jean Hasbrouck House

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About the author (2002)

Geoffrey Gross is a well-known photographer who lives in New York. His work has appeared in Arts & Antiques, the New York Times Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Interior Design, Old House Interiors, and many nationally distributed magazines on the arts.

Susan Piatt is an interior designer, a home furnishings editor, and photo stylist whose work has appeared in Colonial Homes, Country Accents, Victorian Decorating and Lifestyles, Old House Interiors, and other home and craft books.

Roderic H. Blackburn is an ethnologist and architectural historian who has held positions as Director of Research at Historic Cherry Hill, Assistant Director of the Albany Institute of History and Art, and Senior Research Fellow at the New York State Museum. He is also co-editor of New World Dutch Studies: Dutch Arts and Culture in Colonial America, and co-author of Remembrance of Patria: Dutch Arts and Culture in Colonial America, 1609-1776, among others.

Harrison Frederick Meeske is the author of The Hudson Valley Dutch and Their Homes.

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