New York: New York State Council on the Arts, 1970. First edition. Perfect Bound. 12mo, pp. 104, illustrated with b/w photographs. Very Good in Wraps. Item #20781
The New York State Council on the Arts began its Architecture Worth Saving series as a modest basis for public policy on the preservation of the states architectural past. In no time at all, the Council received several manuscripts on regional New York State architecture that had been initiated locally. This book on the architecture of Saratoga Springs is one that grew from the enthusiasm of several dedicated people whose intense pleasure in the architectural care and beauty they saw around them provoked their desire to share it with others. For some it will provide a pleasing panorama of the 19th century architecture of one of New York State's most architecturally distinguished communities. For others it will be a unique opportunity to develop a feeling of how the community evolved architecturally into its full flourish of Victorian expansiveness. The published work was a posthumous salute to Joe Alper, whose photographs make an indelible statement for the cause of conserving the historic architecture of New York State.