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By John K. Howat

ISBN-10: 0870994972

ISBN-13: 9780870994975

The wonderful catalog of the exhibition equipped by way of the Metropolitan Museum. The well-written essays, by means of Met curators, chart the 19th-century upward push and fall of the 1st local institution of panorama portray. The catalog contains many of the recognized and plenty of lesser-known Hudson River photographs, mentioned extensive for either experts and generalists. The publication is well-organized and well-indexed, and, whereas no longer breaking nice new flooring, is extremely instructed. The plates are typically stable.

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