Erin Budis Coe and Gwendolyn Owens
Painting Lake George, 1774-1900 explores in depth the extraordinary paintings
that depict the famously beautiful Adirondack resort community.
"In Painting Lake George, 1774-1900, Erin Budis Coe and Gwendolyn Owens explore the extraordinary paintings that depict the beautiful Adirondack resort community. This illustrated book investigates why paintings of the ‘Queen of American lakes’ became popular: what characteristics separated them from other landscape views, who bought them and how they were understood by the public. Accompanying information presents a range of documented paintings, even those lost or destroyed, surviving only in records of their titles and artists."
Painting Lake George is the 2006 American Inhouse Design Award winner from the editors of Graphic Design USA
HYDE STAFF RECEIVES NATIONAL DESIGN AWARD
GLENS FALLS, NY - The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York recently received notification from the editors of Graphic Design USA that the organization has been selected a winner of two 2006 American Inhouse Design Awards. The Hyde is recognized for the design of the Painting Lake George exhibition catalogue published to accompany the Museum's 2005 summer exhibition Painting Lake George; and the Museum's 2005 Cirque de Soireé gala invitation. The in-house design team responsible for the development of these projects are Stacey Mattison, communications manager and Amy Stevens, graphic designer. The authors of the exhibition catalogue are Erin B. Coe and Gwendolyn Owens.
According to the editors of Graphic Design USA, 3,500 entries were submitted of which less than one in five received recognition. The competition, sponsored by Graphic Design USA, "aims to assure that the outstanding work of inhouse designers and design teams is fully recognized by colleagues, the creative community and, importantly, corporate and institutional management," states the letter of recognition. Graphic Design USA, published by Kaye Publishing Corporation for 41 years, is the monthly business-to-business magazine for professional graphic designers and related creative and production professionals. It reaches the design field's freshest, most targeted business-to-business circulation at design firms, corporations, ad agencies and publishers. The magazine covers the latest in news, trends, people, events, projects, products, services and ideas.
In the tradition of recent explorations of landscape paintings distinguished
by place, this lavishly illustrated book investigates why paintings of the
"Queen of American lakes," as it was known in the nineteenth century,
became popular: what characteristics separated them from other landscape
views, who bought them, and how they were understood by the public.
The compendium of accompanying information presents the range of the
documented paintings, even paintings lost or destroyed, surviving only in
records of their titles and artists. It serves to enhance our understanding of
the range of artists and interpretations of the lake.
Erin Budis Coe is the curator of The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls,
Gwendolyn Owens writes on American art and architecture. Her publications
include Maurice and Charles Prendergast: A Catalogue Raisonné (Prestel, 1989)
of which she is a co-author, Golden Day, Silver Night: Perceptions of Nature
in American Art 1850-1910 and Nature Transcribed: The Landscapes and Still
Lifes of David Johnson along with essays and exhibition catalogues
on the establishment of a market for American art at the start of the
twentieth century, and the intersection of art and architectural theory.
Former curator of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University,
and former director of The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park,
she has been associated with the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal
since 1991. She is currently co-editing Gordon Matta-Clark: A Sourcebook
(University of California Press, 2006).
11 x 9 1/2, 88 pages, 45 color plates (plus 3 color details), 9 black-and-white photographs
Distributed for The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York