What a beautiful coffee-table book! Yet it is so much more than that. Arranged chronologically, it tells the history of the city in many voices and many dimensions. The author/editor is the Director of the Institute for Visual Studies and Professor of Art History at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, and it shows! Other scholar contributors are in the fields of history, geography, and English, providing a team well-suited for the task of portraying the history of this city in both an aesthetic and an intriguing way.
Harrisonburg, Virginia: George F. Thompson Publishing, 2017. 299 pages with an Index, Notes, and numerous color and black-and-white photographs and maps. Hardback in dust jacket, 9.25” X 11.5”