New Issue of Review Looks at Art and Landscape in the Hudson River Valley

Marist College

Spring issue of "Hudson River Valley Review" out now

One of the goals of The Hudson River Valley Review is to discover and promote relatively unknown characters of historic significance, which is why the Spring 2017 issue – out now – introduces readers to Tappan-born artist John Quidor and his little-known late works. 

The balance of the issue features articles adapted from The Worlds of Andrew Jackson Downing: A Bicentennial Celebration, hosted by The Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College on October 25, 2015. These articles by recognized authorities on Downing and his legacy begin with the nineteenth-century Newburgh context into which America’s first great landscape designer was born and conclude with 200 years of perspective on what he accomplished and inspired. 

The Hudson River Valley Review is available at select booksellers and museum gift-shops throughout the region for $15.00 each. Subscriptions are available through the website or by calling 845-575-3052. A one-year subscription (two issues) is $20.00. Save even more by subscribing for two years at $35.00.

The Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College is the center for the study and promotion of the Hudson River Valley, providing information about the region’s history, culture, economy, and environment, and educational resources to teachers, students, and others through its website, public programming, and The Hudson River Valley Review. This biannual journal covers all aspects of regional history. All articles in The Hudson River Valley Review undergo peer analysis.

Articles in the Spring 2017 issue:

The Course of War: John Quidor, Washington Irving, and the Deployment of Dutch History by Peter Betjemann

 Symposium, The Worlds of Andrew Jackson Downing

Downing and American Culture by Aaron Sachs

The Architecture of Downing’s Newburgh by William E. Krattinger

Andrew Jackson Downing: Promoter of the Urban Public Park by David Schuyler 

Downing and the American Home by Caren Yglesias 

Continuing the Quest to Elevate the Tastes of Our People: Calvert Vaux, Frederick Clarke Withers, and Frederick Law Olmsted by Francis R. Kowsky 

Grant Wood, Walker Evans, and the Twentieth-Century After-Life of Andrew Jackson Downing’s Houses by Kerry Dean Carso

 Preview the issue and read the Regional History ForumBook Reviews, and New and Noteworthy Books by clicking here.

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