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Abandoned countryside and discarded buildings stand as silent memorials to the once-prosperous farming community of Schoharie County, New York. With an unique eye for the aesthetics of age, acclaimed photographers Steve Gross and Susan Daley honor this beautiful, troubled landscape in a collection of more than one hundred black-and-white photographs. Their work honors a legacy both precarious and perpetual, dotted with crumbling houses and barns, fallow fields and overrun woods.Novelist Jeffrey Lent writes, "In an America that often seems confused and uncertain of its future at this period in our history, Steve Gross and Susan Daley offer something quietly optimistic the idea that we can, if we push through the dense covering foliage, arrive again at heightened expectations of ourselves."
Creole houses, found from New Orleans to northern Louisiana, are one of the nation's unique architectural treasures. A blend of French and Spanish colonial styles, with West Indian, Canadian, and other influences, these lovely houses were astutely designed to withstand their sultry, subtropical environment. Significantly, most major examples withstood the devastating hurricanes of 2005.No other book of photography evocatively examines the development of this singular American style, embracing architecture and interior decoration, which thrived from the early eighteenth through the mid-nineteenth century. Creole Houses offers an appreciation of Creole culture as seen through its historic homes and celebrates not only a memorable way of life, but the history, and the unique sensibility, that produced it.
The American farmhouse represents integrity, ingenuity, capability and America's rural and agricultural heritage. Today the farmhouse is a survivor from another era and can be found either in the process of constant evolution or carefully preserved in the original state by the owners. Photographers Steve Gross and Sue Daley set out to document 20 farmhouses of America's east coast. Some are working farms that have been passed down from generation to generation, others are farmhouses that have been rescued from abandonment and neglect and are now furnished with handmade objects and folk art. Accompanying over 200 stunning photographs of the houses exteriors, interiors and surrounding gardens and land, will be text discussing the history of the homes and the families that proudly maintain them. From a 300 year old Sydenham House in Newark, New Jersey to Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, in the same family since the 18th century and now a CSA organic farm, this is a look at American culture through that most celebrated and quintessential building style, the farmhouse.
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