Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Drawn by New York by Roberta J.M. Olson

The New-York Historical Society's drawing collection is one of the earliest assembled in the United States, yet its trove of over 8,000 sheets and 75 rare sketchbooks is surprisingly unknown. "Drawn by New York" presents over 200 highlights of the Society's vast holdings; a collection which spans six centuries, from 16th century avian watercolours and a Dutch view of New Amsterdam (1650), to the facade of St. Patrick's Cathedral captured from inside Rockefeller Center by Richard Haas (2002) and representations of the World Trade Center, both before and after September 2001.There are works by Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, sheets by members of the Hudson River School, including 29 sketchbooks and 310 individual drawings by Asher B. Durand, and a cache of 500 watercolours by John James Audubon. The main catalogue of featured works includes a biography, selected bibliography and full technical entries on each work, and is followed by an essay on the historical and cultural significance of the collection.

Buy Drawn by New York by Roberta J.M. Olson from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781904832348
ISBN-10: 1904832342
Format: Hardback
(292mm x 229mm x 48mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: D Giles Ltd
Publisher: D Giles Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Drawn by New York by Roberta J.M. Olson

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Drawn by New York book by Roberta J.M. Olson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Roberta J.M. Olson

Dr. Roberta J.M. Olson is Curator of Drawings at New-York Historical Society.

Books By Roberta J.M. Olson

Ottocento by Roberta J.M. Olson
Hardback, December 2001
Italian Renaissance Sculpture by Roberta J.M. Olson
Paperback, March 1992