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SI Scenery Book & Film

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by Barnett Shepherd.

With support from the Staten Island Foundation, Historic Richmond Town and the Staten Island Museum have teamed up to publish a book and produce a film that celebrates the beauty of Staten Island throughout the centuries.

Released in December 2013, Staten Island Scenery 1679-1900: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs by Barnett Shepherd, a rich, picturesque tabletop volume that features scenic vistas of the Island, the Manhattan skyline and the busy New York harbor.

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Hidden gems from the museums' archives and images from other institutions have been rediscovered, curated by Mr. Shepherd and handsomely presented in over 200 pages.

Containing over 160 large format beautiful digitally and professionally reproduced images, Staten Island Scenery contains many images that have never been seen before. It shows Staten Island through the eyes of artists who lived here and visited here from afar to experience the beauty of our Island.

A rich, picturesque tabletop volume that features scenic vistas of the Island
The book is accompanied by an amazing DVD, directed by Emmy Award winning director, Ed Wiseman, that offers art and history lovers an up-close view of the landscape images and behind-the-scenes information mellifluously narrated by Mr. Shepherd.

For over twenty years, Mr. Shepherd has researched Staten Island prints, paintings, drawings and photographs with the mission of presenting them to future generations. His great love of history and attention to detail are evident on every page of the book and frame of the film.  Watch the beauty of New York blossom as you curl up with this wonderful volume or relax with friends in front of the big screen.  Celebrate the greenest part of New York City with Staten Island Scenery.




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