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Frederic Church's Olana: Architecture and Landscape as Art

ISBN13: 9781883789282
ISBN: 1883789281
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $17.95
Publisher: Black Dome Press
Published Date:
Edition 1st
Pages: 104
Average Goodreads rating: 4.38/5 (13 ratings)

The landscape, farm, house and collections that comprise Olana are a work of art conceived and executed by the preeminent mid-19th-century American landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church (1826 to 1900). Considered one of the most perfectly realized visions of harmony between people and their natural surroundings, Olana is a landmark of Picturesque landscape gardening with a Persian-inspired house at its summit embracing unrivaled panoramic views of the Hudson Valley. A rare American confluence of art and farming, aesthetics and conservation, landscape painting and landscape design, Olana represents a masterpiece of human creative genius. Features 74 photographs (31 full-color paintings and house interiors) and a foreword by Franklin Kelly, National Gallery of Art.