November 02, 2023 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Amity Worrel & Co. Interior Design is excited to invite you to a conversation with celebrated photographer, William Abranowicz at First Light Books on Nov. 2. Abranowicz will be discussing his book, Country Life, followed by a book signing. Seating will be reserved for those who purchase a book through Eventbrite. Otherwise seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Food and beverages available for purchase at the Cafe.

About the book:
A celebrated photographer focuses his lens on distinctive period and contemporary residences amid the natural beauty of New York’s Catskill Mountains and Hudson River Valley.

The majestic panoramas, lush vegetation, and bucolic vibe of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson River Valley in upstate New York have long proved irresistible for city dwellers seeking respite from urban life and inveterate country lovers alike. Their homes, whether hundreds of years old or brand new, all resonate with their natural surroundings, as each of the 20 houses that photographer William Abranowicz captured for this volume attests. They range from the historic houses of Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, quintessential landscape painters of the Hudson River School, to the rustic wood–and–stone house of a dealer of mid–century furniture, art, and jewelry, in which the clean lines of Frank Lloyd Wright side tables and other mid–century furnishings are exuberantly contrasted by vibrant textiles and contemporary ceramics. Perusing the pages of ‘Country Life’ is the equivalent of taking a vacation and being warmly invited into the homes of artists, architects, writers, museum curators, dancers, photographers, antiques dealers, set designers, a social worker, a yogi, and even a hall of fame BBQ chef.

William Abranowicz has published three books with Vendome, including Sean Scherer’s Kabinett & Kammer: ‘Creating Authentic Interiors’, which has inspired a cult following. Mr. Abranowicz has also recently published ‘This Far and No Further’, a collection of photographs from Abranowicz’s journey through the American South Inspired by the Voting Rights Movement published by the University of Texas Press.

Over his nearly 40–year career, Abranowicz’s work has been acquired by the National Portrait Galleries of the US and UK, the Getty, as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and other collections. His work has appeared in countless international publications, including Condé Nast Traveler, where he has been a contributing photographer for 25 years. He is also a master printer, a licensed falconer, and an ardent environmentalist. Abranowicz lives atop a mountain in the Catskills town of Margaretville, New York.

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$60 Reserved Seat+ Book + Signing and Personalization



First Light Books

4300 Speedway #Unit 104 Austin, TX 78751

First Light Books 4300 Speedway #Unit 104 Austin, TX 78751