The Berkshires

The Berkshires

  • Publish Date: 2013-10-15
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Stephen Donaldson
Regular price Sale price $89.73

All copies signed by the author. Please specify inscription if desired. Rolling gently across the western end of Massachusetts, Berkshire County looks east over all New England and West toward the Hudson River Valley. Once the summer retreat of the patrician class of the east coast who built palatial cottages here, the Berkshires have attracted writers like Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne, and nationally-renowned artists including Daniel Chester French and Norman Rockwell. Today the region is a cultural mecca featuring such premier venues as Tanglewood, Mass MoCA, and the Williamstown Theater Festival. It is for their beauty in all seasons that these hills and dales and small, welcoming communities are most prized. A world traveler raised in England, Stephen G. Donaldson still sees England's Midlands and Cotswolds in his mind's eye when he ventures out of his studio in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and in his work the Berkshires are revealed as nothing less than paradise. From abandoned mills to working farms, from the Connecticut border to the verge of Vermont, from the dead of winter into the full glory of autumn, here is one of New England's, and America's, great treasures. With 40 new photographs added, the Revised 2nd Edition of The Berkshires has been expanded from 128 pages to 144. This book now contains 187 photographs of the landscape, the towns and villages, and the people and places of Berkshire County. The Berkshire Eagle reported, Scenes of vast beauty, often ignored by residents who pass by them daily, are laid out in perfect display through his lens. The county seems flawless on the pages of the book, without heavy summer traffic or encroaching developers. The Second Edition was printed in Pittsfield, MA, by Quality Printing Company, an environmentally-friendly company using solar power and soy-based inks.

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