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The Most Beautiful Villages of New England (Most Beautiful Villages)

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Honored as the birthplace of the Revolution, the six states that comprise New England are home to some of this country's most beautiful and cherished villages--places that preserve and reflect its architectural and cultural legacy. Here, in countless public squares and cemeteries, are monuments to the battles of the Revolution, and memorials to the heirs of the revolutionaries who themselves marched off to preserve the Union during the Civil War.

One of the most splendid repositories of American institutional architecture is found in New England's public meeting halls and churches, and in the industrial mills and factories of the nineteenth century. The book also celebrates New England's rich tradition of domestic architecture: seaside homes clad in weathered gray shingles, white clapboard houses surrounding village greens, and exuberant Victorian gingerbread homes. New England is justly famous for its succession of intensely realized seasons: its deep and snowy winter; its spring, which bursts forth in a cascade of melting snow and budding vegetation; its leafy, languid summer days; and, perhaps most famously, its autumn, when the landscape seems to be on fire with the vivid reds, oranges, and yellows of the foliage.

The Most Beautiful Villages of New England presents over twenty-five towns and villages, chosen for their beauty and history, and for their diverse geography. Here are the fishing villages and towns of New England's rocky Atlantic Coast, from famous summer watering holes to isolated island hamlets. We explore farming villages and the highlands of New England's mountain ranges--the Adirondacks, Berkshires, and Green Mountains. In the river valleys we find quiet, exquisitely preserved communities and renovated mill and factory towns.

Synopsis:

Presents over 25 villages and small towns in New England, chosen for their beauty and historical significance and for the way they represent the region's diverse landscape. The photographs aim to capture the phenomenon of New England's seasons. The book comes with a map and a traveller's guide.

Synopsis:

With this book, Thames and Hudson's renowned Most Beautiful Villages series turns its attention for the first time to America.

Synopsis:

Honored as the birthplace of the Revolution, the six states that comprise New England are home to some of this country's most picturesque and cherished villages--places that preserve and reflect its architectural and cultural legacy. This book profiles more than 25 of these towns and villages, chosen for their beauty, history, and diverse geography. 240 color photos.

About the Author

Tom Shachtman is the author of more than twenty books including Skyscraper Dreams and The Inarticulate Society, as well as a documentary film maker.Len Rubenstein has been taking photographs around the world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500018002
Author:
Rubenstein, Len
Author:
Rubenstein, Len
Author:
Shachtman, Tom
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - Northeast - New England (General)
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Pictorial works
Subject:
Villages
Subject:
Travel - U.S./New England
Subject:
Villages -- New England -- Pictorial works.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - U.S./New England
Subject:
New England Pictorial works.
Subject:
United States / Northeast / New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Subject:
Americana-New England and Mid Atlantic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 208.
Series:
Most Beautiful Villages
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color photographs throughout
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
12.6 x 10.3 x 0.9 in 3.72 lb

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Product details 208 pages Thames & Hudson - English 9780500018002 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Presents over 25 villages and small towns in New England, chosen for their beauty and historical significance and for the way they represent the region's diverse landscape. The photographs aim to capture the phenomenon of New England's seasons. The book comes with a map and a traveller's guide.
"Synopsis" by , With this book, Thames and Hudson's renowned Most Beautiful Villages series turns its attention for the first time to America.
"Synopsis" by , Honored as the birthplace of the Revolution, the six states that comprise New England are home to some of this country's most picturesque and cherished villages--places that preserve and reflect its architectural and cultural legacy. This book profiles more than 25 of these towns and villages, chosen for their beauty, history, and diverse geography. 240 color photos.
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