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River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home


by Jason Rosenfeld (Author) and Stephen Hannock (Preface)
The Artist Book Foundation

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Pub Date: 2015
Format: Hardback
Pages: 120
Size: 11.00 x 10.00 x 0.71 inches
Case Quantity: 10

ISBN: 9780988855793
TB Code: 2304112
Availability: 242 in stock

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 residence, showcases the work of contemporary American artists such as Chuck Close, Cindy Sherman, Maya Lin, Martin Puryear, and Gregory Crewdson, some of the 30 artists exhibited.

River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, provides readers with a lavish record of this extraordinary and innovative exhibition, and offers 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 with brief artist biographies and descriptive narratives, 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 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.