Titolo: Boston Beheld: Antique Town and Country ...
Casa editrice: UPNE
Data di pubblicazione: 2008
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Understanding of the larger world must begin with a sense of the character and stories of our own city. Boston Beheld presents marvelous images and rich commentary on the early development of New England's premiere city, and showcases the visual treasures preserved in its public collections.". Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_1584657405
Riassunto: A unique collection of more than sixty original works of art from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Boston Beheld depicts scenes from a bygone era not immediately recognizable to the modern eye. In this stunning and informative volume of full-color period images by professional and amateur artists alike, you will discover sweeping vistas, lively street scenes, and elegant edifices that reveal Boston as a youthful and vibrant town. Selected from both public and private collections by D. Brenton Simons and ranging from fine art to folk art, these works capture the multifaceted character of a sometimes quaint place that has given way to a modern metropolis with the attendant urban sprawl. Boston Beheld offers a portfolio of rarely seen views of the town John Winthrop famously called a "city upon a hill." Bostonians are seen engaged in everyday commerce, strolling along tree-lined streets, parading on the Common, navigating the harbor, and fomenting historic events. Each image is accompanied by descriptive text highlighting famous landmarks, points of interest, and quotes from famous residents and travelers. From the North End to the South Bay, Boston Beheld offers an ever fascinating and occasionally poignant portrait of a beloved city known now only through these images and the historical record.
L'autore: D. BRENTON SIMONS, author of the award-winning Witches, Rakes, and Rogues: True Stories of Scam, Scandal, Murder, and Mayhem in Boston, 1630?1775 (2006), is President and CEO of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the nation?s leading center for family and local history research.
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