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Van de oude wereld naar de nieuwe: Netherlandish Architecture, its roots, forms, and legacy

  • Deyo Hall 6 Broadhead Avenue New Paltz, NY, 12561 United States (map)

Members, donors, prospective supporters receive a free reception and talk by Ian Stewart.

Reception from 6:00 – 6:30 PM

"Van de oude wereld naar de nieuwe: Netherlandish Architecture, its roots, forms, and legacy,” lecture with Ian Stewart from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Ian Stewart will discuss the architecture of the Netherlands, which was imported to the New World, and persisted for two centuries. Drawing from Old World examples, he will compare and contrast building forms and styles between the Netherlandish areas of Europe, and the area formerly known as New Netherland.  He will discuss domestic, agricultural, and industrial construction forms which follow traditional "Dutch" patterns, as well as discussing the various "Anglo Dutch" hybrid buildings which arise in the years after the fall of New Netherland, well into the 19th Century.  This will be followed by a Question and Answer period.

 Ian Stewart has been working the preservation trades field for over a decade.  He is a rare combination of tradesperson and academic. Dedicated to the furtherance of the traditional trades and crafts in America, Ian was the President of the Board of Directors of the Preservation Trades Network, is a member of the Timber Framer’s Guild, and is a member of the Traditional Timber Frame Research Advisory Group (TTRAG).  Ian holds a Master’s degree in Preservation Studies at Boston University’s School of American and New England Studies. His thesis focused on Anglo Dutch houses of the Hudson Valley, particularly those built prior to 1830.  Ian’s primary area of research has been the buildings constructed by Netherlandish immigrants to the United States, as well as the origins of those styles in Belgium and the Netherlands.  His work in this field was recently recognized by the New Netherland Institute, who awarded him the Alice P. Kenney award in 2018.  Ian constantly strives to bring attention to this unique style of construction, which has been greatly overlooked, despite its influence in American architecture.

 Public Admission - $10 general admission, $8 seniors, students

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