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Conversations on the Hudson

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Conversations on the Hudson

An Englishman Bicycles Five Hundred Miles Through the Hudson Valley, Meeting Artists and Craftspeople Along the Way

By Nick Hand

Princeton Architectural Press, Hardcover, 9781616892241, 111pp.

Publication Date: February 4, 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 pedaled north along the Hudson River toward its source in 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. Hand's casual approach brings out the best in people, who eagerly open up their studios and workshops and share their personal stories. 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.

Praise For Conversations on the Hudson

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

Sunday, Feb 9, 2014

British graphic designer Nick Hudson bicycled 500 miles along the Hudson River valley, striking up conversations with local artists and craftspeople as he went. Those stories � from maple syrup producers, sculptors, boat restorers and more � have been collected in a new book, Conversations on the Hudson. More at

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