The third title in the ArtPlace series continues the publisher’s mission to incorporate biography, art and history into travel guides. This well-researched volume opens with an overview of Transcendentalism and introduces the major figures of the movement and their writings. As Transcendentalism was inextricably tied to its place of origin – New England – the major centers of the movement are also discussed. The remainder of the book consists of chapters devoted to cities such as Boston, Cambridge, and Concord; each chapter contains a wealth of historical information accompanied by archival photographs. Sidebars help the reader further understand the significance of the movement, and maps sprinkled throughout identify the present-day locations of historical sites referenced in the text. The unique subject matter – New England plus Transcendentalism and its followers – will appeal to a wide audience. Some travelers might carry this volume along while sightseeing; others may wish to use it for travel research. Armchair travelers and even those without much wanderlust will want to read this for pure pleasure. Highly recommended.
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