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Conversations on the Hudson [Hardcover]

Nick Hand

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1 Feb 2014
One spring day in 2012, fresh from his circumnavigation of the British Isles, English designer Nick Hand set off on his bicycle from Brooklyn, New York, and pedalled north along the Hudson River toward the Adirondack Mountains. His leisurely pace suited his simple agenda-to talk to the artists and craftspeople he met along the way. Conversations on the Hudson is a visual record of his five-hundred-mile journey through the hills, mountains and countryside of the Hudson Valley. This one-of-a-kind collection pairs Hand's beautiful photographs alongside visits to a seed librarian, a printer and publisher, a brewer, a stone sculptor, a sheep farmer, a distiller, a maple syrup producer and a boat restorer, among others.

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  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (1 Feb 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616892242
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616892241
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 14.2 x 2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 621,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Nick Hand lets the cast of creatives do their own talking and offer themselves and their work up to his lens." - Wallpaper

About the Author

Nick Hand was born and raised in Bristol. He trained as a typographer and now works as a designer and photographer. In 2010 Nick completed 6,324 miles around the coast of the British Isles interviewing artisans and people he met on the road and publishing short photofilms to his Slowcoast website. He continues to cycle and to bring the skills and craft of different artisans to life in his photography and photofilms, in 2012 he completed a cycle tour of the Hudson Valley, New York. Nick regularly contributes to Boneshaker Magazine and has recently been published in the Caught by the River book On Nature. In 2011 and 2012 Nick was a judge for the Balvenie Masters of Craft awards.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful gem of a book! 18 Feb 2014
By Peter Wetzler - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a marvelous snapshot of a unique view of The Hudson Valley through the eyes of a sensitive soul with a passion for the backroads of The Hudson Valley and the unsung artisans therein. Highest praise for the production, design, photos, content and execution.
4.0 out of 5 stars A brief, lovely thing 7 July 2014
By R. MAY - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a beautiful object, handsomely printed and full of compelling stories about people who do creative work along the Hudson. I bought it in anticipation of a bike trip along the river, hoping for some insights into interesting bike routes, but it is not that book. The author only gives one page to the bicycling aspect of his trip, to the effect that bikes let you slow down and really see the place you are traversing. This is really a book about the people he met. They are a quirky assortment of "makers" -- farmers, artists, restorers, designers -- and Hand lets them tell, in their own words, how and why they do what they do. I particularly warmed to the man who makes faces from stones he finds, and talks about them as his family. The book itself is an example of the "maker's" art, lovingly typeset and full of artistic photographs (the author is a typographer, graphic designer, and photographer, though he did not print the book himself). I suppose it's appropriate to just let the people's work speak for itself, but the book is almost too terse, just a set of examples of creative lives, with no larger context to put it in. It's a lovely thing that leaves you wanting something more.
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST LITTLE BOOK! 29 May 2014
By S. Lowrance - Published on Amazon.com
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The pictures and stories and interviewees themselves are uniformly and unilaterally compelling. Can't wait to see more from Mr. Hand!
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 16 Aug 2014
By Tina - Published on Amazon.com
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