This recent publication brings to life an important Hudson River estate and the Livingstons, a family intimately associated with the founding and development of the United States.
Illustrated with more than 100 dazzling color
photographs, "Clermont" offers an exacting yet compact history, a guide to the rooms of the house and a timeline of noteworthy events in the history of Clermont - contrasted with events in the rest of the world. Along the way readers will meet seven generations of the Livingston family, along with the chauffeurs, cooks, gardeners and governesses who made Clermont "the showplace of the last century," in the words of A. J. Downing, America's first and most influential landscape designer. 96 pages.