The Ice Age and the Hudson River Schools of Art

Forthcoming in the spring of 2024 is the latest book by Robert and Johanna Titus, The Hudson River Schools of Art and Their Ice Age Origins. In their most original work yet, the geologist couple examines how the Hudson Valley’s specific and unique ice-age history had an unexpected consequence: the rise of the Hudson River School of Art, the first truly American school of painting, and also the landscape architecture and literature of the same period in the Hudson Valley. They tell in detail how the landscapes which inspired artists such as Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Frederick Edwin Church and Sanford Gifford were sculpted by glaciers and ice age processes, with specific examples and locations, including places readers can visit today.

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