Virtual Presentation: Hudson Valley Ruins
Tuesday, October 5, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
In an effort to raise awareness for the plight of neglected historic sites in the New York's Hudson Valley, co-authors and photographers Thomas Rinaldi and Robert Yasinsac offer a glimpse at some of the region's forgotten cultural treasures. Many of these buildings are listed on the National Register of Historical Places, and a few are even National Historical Landmarks. But, in spite of their significance, these structures have been allowed to decay and in some cases, to disappear altogether.
Rinaldi and Yasinsac have been photographing the Hudson Valley since the mid-1990s. Their book Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape was published in 2006 by the University Press of New England. The New York State Museum in 2016-17 presented a photography and architecture exhibition of their work entitled "Hudson Valley Ruins." Rinaldi and Yasinsac continue to document demolition, restoration, and reuse of neglected historic sites in the Hudson Valley.
Registration is required; Please register on our online calendar here or call the library at 914-232-5717 in order to have access to this meeting. You will receive an email prior to the meeting with a Zoom invitation.
Robert Yasinsac has been documenting historic and distinctive architecture in the Hudson Valley since 1994. He authored or co-authored two books and his photographs have appeared in the New York Times, The Journal News, Preservation Magazine, TOKION Magazine, and other publications.
Thomas Rinaldi grew up in the Hudson Valley near Poughkeepsie. He is the co-author of "Hudson Valley Ruins" and has authored two other books on subjects related to the built environment and design history. He currently works as an architectural designer in New York City.
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